An increasing number of UK employers are worried that they will not be able recruit enough high-skilled employees, according to an annual CBI survey (2016.) The survey of 500 employers found that 69% were concerned about not being able to find enough highly-skilled staff, compared with 55% last year.
Tackling this skills gap has become a “top business priority”, said CBI deputy director general Josh Hardie. The survey says this could become even more difficult after the decision to leave the European Union.
The skills shortage challenge creates a need for a more diverse workforce, one that can maximise its collective experience to create competitive advantage. This in turn places fresh demands on Heads of Talent and recruiters to attract and hire candidates from a wider pool of talent.
This infographic highlights 6 ways that Heads of Talent can overcome skills shortages by attracting and hiring more women into typically male dominated industries.
The most important overarching ‘call to action’ for Heads of Talent and HR Leaders is to create a compelling business case for diversity that CEOs can buy into. We need to demonstrate the benefit on productivity and business performance.