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Businesses need to invest in inclusion and diversity for skills gaps to narrow

Pertemps’ chairperson, Carmen Watson, was part of the discussion panel at yesterday’s GBSLEP Annual Conference 2018. She gave her views on a range of topics, including the impor...

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Examining the UK’s driver shortage

Bluestones One’s regional operations manager for Warrington, Martin Bispham The UK continues to face a driver shortage, with the deficit staked at between 45,000 – 50,000 HGV dr...

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The pitfalls of age discrimination in the workplace

Encore Personnel director, Pete Taylor, shares his views on the plight of the older worker and misconceptions about the value they can bring to a business. Gone are the days of ...

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Could IR35 be the NHS’s Achilles’ heel?

Graham Smith, head of marketing at Curo Talent, explains why the Achilles’ heel to digital reform across the NHS could be tax law, IR35. The technology skills gap is holding the...

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Mental health a formidable opponent for the legal sector

Michael Ives, legal recruitment consultant for Acorn Recruitment It’s a topic increasingly seen in the media; prominent public figures such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...

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Knocking out unconscious bias

Cindy Gunn, HR manager at Encore Personnel It could be putting a woman’s CV to the bottom of the pile because she’s of child-bearing age or dismissing a candidate because they s...

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NHS70: Leaders must prescribe a unified political approach

Jo Sellick, managing director of Sellick Partnership On 5th July, Britain marks 70 years since the establishment of a true national institution, putting the NHS under the global...

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The nuclear skills shortage is imminent

Peter Cornish, director of business development in nuclear, energy, oil & gas at Acorn Recruitment At the dawn of a ‘new nuclear industrial age’, debate has so far tended to foc...

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Addressing the ‘productivity challenge’ in recruitment

Redline Group High productivity is a key trait of all great recruiters. In the last few months, a report from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) suggested the UK would n...

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Business owners warned of Britain’s digital skills gap

Jo Sellick, managing director of Sellick Partnership Growth in the British economy slowed down in the first quarter of 2018 to just 0.1 percent, which is the slowest rate since ...