Bibby Financial Services asks: Do recruiters have sufficient cashflow to cope with increasing client demand for candidates?
The UK has long suffered from skills shortages, particularly in key sectors such as construction and manufacturing. But many believe that the UK’s divorce from the EU will compound the issue, derailing the Government’s productivity target even further. In fact, according to TotalJobs.com, half of employers say that skills shortages will be made worse by Brexit. It’s therefore encouraging to see small and medium sized businesses taking matters into their own hands and investing in both staff training and recruitment in 2018. Bibby Financial Services’ latest SME Confidence Tracker study found that 37% of SMEs plan to invest existing staff and 28% are looking to recruit new talent between January and April 2018.
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