At the time of year when many of us are drawing up plans for talent acquisition and hiring in the next year, knowing which skillsets to look out for or which will take a little longer to source could give you a competitive advantage. For example, it can help you to plan when you begin hiring for specific roles to align with your growth plans; some high-demand skills may take longer to recruit for. Plus, it can help you to identify a high-quality candidate, as you’ll know which skills are seen as most valuable in your industry.
The most in-demand skills are constantly changing. As consumer needs change, business priorities alter, and so do the skills needed to achieve goals and objectives. Right now, we’re seeing a surge in demand for digital and tech skills, as this is where consumer behaviours are going. But will the skills in demand in 2022 be the same as those everyone is searching for right now?
A recent survey we conducted showed that 64% of tech leaders in the UK and 79% in the US feel candidates who apply to their organisation are missing the necessary soft skills to succeed. Of course, you could argue that it is challenging to prove you have soft skills when applying for a job (who […]
The world is going digital, we can’t deny it, and we certainly can’t escape it. In almost every industry, you can imagine digital transformation is occurring; if it’s not already, then plans are certainly in place. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2022 emerging technologies will generate 133 million new jobs in place of […]
Artificial Intelligence is a term we’re hearing more and more of. It’s undeniable that artificial intelligence or AI and Machine Learning is taking over and becoming a part of our daily lives, from our entertainment and social interactions right through to the world of work. Experts predict that artificial intelligence will bring businesses into the […]
As we prepare to enter a new year, it’s natural to look ahead and think about future hiring plans. In a scaling business, you may have ambitious plans for growth in 2021, and in the tech sector, particular skillsets are coming to light as the most in-demand for the year ahead. To help you stay […]
It’s undeniable that the way we work is about to undergo significant changes. After the corona virus has made working remotely the norm, businesses can’t expect to return to their pre-COVID ways of working. If the way a company operates evolves to meet changing attitudes, then employees will also have to adapt. As we prepare […]
According to recent research, the number of young people aged 13-15 with a part time job has fallen by a fifth in the past five years alone. Permits are required to employ teenagers in this age bracket and the number of those issued has steadily decreased since 2012, across a huge 140 local authorities. Although […]
Our Apprenticeship Levy infographic details the main points you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how it will affect your business. Who pays for it? From April 2017, organisations with an annual payroll bill of over £3 million will have to pay 0.5% of their payroll into the levy pot. These costs can […]
Significant skills shortages in the UK are costing businesses in excess of £2 billion per year in higher salaries, recruitment fees and temporary staffing according to new research by the Open University. The Open University Business Barometer has found that 90% of UK-based businesses have struggled to recruit candidates with the relevant skills in the […]
Before I write anything else I’m sure many of you have made assumptions about me in your head (don’t worry we all do it) – I’m lazy, want to make my way to the top quickly without putting in the effort, am constantly in need of feedback before I can do anything else, and all […]