We keep hearing about the skills gap and how difficult it is to find good well-trained people, many businesses simple can’t attract the right quality of worker now let alone in the future.
If we don’t change the way, we do things the consequences will continue to have a massive impact on our ability to compete at the highest level and to meet our current and future workers employment and business needs.
What’s the true costs of not being able to find the best well prepared talent for your business?
UK’s productivity levels continue to lag behind our competitors and failure to invest in old and new technologies are holding us back.
Here are a few examples of the challenges that we could be facing if this ticking time-bomb is not defused: –
- Lack of suitable opportunities for our young people.
- Poor customer care and service.
- Unacceptable quality of goods.
- Low value propitiation and apathy.
- Rising costs of production and low productivity.
- Unable to invest in the latest technology, processes and systems.
- Many large and small businesses continue to see their share of the market decline hitting profits, margins and value.
- Lots of businesses simply not being able do what they say they do.
Who’s responsible for ensuring the issues are addressed the Government, Local authorities, District councils, the Education system, Businesses or Someone else?
We all need to play a part and can start helping by supporting local independent businesses, big business needs to start putting people before profits and getting more involved in their local communities, we need to start setting standards and raising the bar, our children are the future and an asset that we might sometimes overlook.
What do you think?