Construction Sector Worst Hit By Staff Shortages

Three in every four UK companies that are looking to recruit workers are struggling to do so, according to new figures released by the British Chambers of  Commerce (BCC).  Their research is drawn from over 5,700 businesses, and reveal significant recruitment struggles in all industries.   The construction sector is facing the most severe recruitment challenges, with […]

Recruiters Are Busier Than Ever But It’s Taking Longer

Skills shortages in all sectors are inevitably having a significant impact on the recruitment industry, with three in five (58%) saying that they have at least 30% more roles to fill now than before the pandemic.  Almost every respondent to the REC survey (97%) said that it was taking longer than usual to fill those vacancies, […]

Current Skills Shortages in Engineering, Finance, Health and Construction

According to the Search Consultancy Skills Shortage Report, the sectors most affected by skills shortages are: Engineering & Manufacturing; Financial Services; Healthcare and Construction.  The data presented comes from market research with over 1,000 senior managers across 20 sectors.  Within healthcare 84% of survey respondents felt they were suffering from a lack of skilled workers, and […]