Lack of skilled workers no longer top priority, survey shows

24-03-2009

Lack of skilled workers no longer top priority, survey shows
The availability of skilled workers is no longer the top concern for professionals, a new survey has revealed.

A poll conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) discovered that redundancies are now the primary worry for many chief executives in the UK.

Although 78 per cent of respondents expressed concern about the limited supply of candidates with the right skills, this was not longer their top priority.

Instead, understanding the needs of employees was an issue for many, as only 30 per cent felt they were aware of their workers' views.

Speaking about employers, Michael Rendell, partner and global head of human resources services at PwC, said: "They are still in the dark on critical issues - including employees' views and wants, the impact of cost-cutting and collaboration."

The Institution of Employment Rights recently claimed that by introducing family friendly policies, companies can help to ensure the happiness and wellbeing of staff.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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