Organisations are experiencing both escalating skills shortages and increased competition for talent, with 3 in 4 organisations (78%) reporting recruitment difficulties in the last year, according to the latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey. The survey, launched today at the CIPD’s annual HR Software Show and Recruitment exhibition, shows that many organisations are having to look externally to meet the changing skills needed in-house. However, the CIPD is warning that equal attention needs to be given to the development of internal staff, in order to build a skilled and sustainable workforce in the long-term.
The survey of 520 UK-based HR professionals, which examines resourcing and talent planning strategies across private, public and voluntary sector organisations, found that while nearly half (45%) of respondents are making efforts to develop more talent in-house, almost three-quarters (74%) continue to recruit externally for key talent/niche areas. In fact, 44% of organisations anticipate an increase in headcount in 2015.
Managers, specialists and technical staff are proving to be the most difficult vacancies to fill, followed by senior managers / directors. The most common reasons for recruitment difficulties varied by role, but a lack of specialist skills and industry or general experience were the most common. A …Read More
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