Three-quarters of employers struggle to find appropriate skills

Almost three-quarters of firms are struggling to find the right hire, according to the latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with careers site Totaljobs.

The research, released this morning, reveals that while over half of UK firms (55%) were looking to hire, 72% of businesses had difficulty finding the right talent.

Skills shortages are most evident in the construction and hospitality sectors, with 79% and 77% respectively struggling to recruit. Two-thirds (67%) of construction businesses attempted to recruit in the fourth quarter of 2019 – up from 62% in Q3. In both these sectors, and in others, uncertainty over the UK’s future immigration regime remains a concern.

Looking ahead, 26% of UK firms said they planned to add headcount in Q1 2020, with construction reporting the highest proportion of firms looking to grow their headcount (34%).

MCG Group appoints Bull as MD in MCG Construction

The MCG Group has appointed the former CEO of Randstad UK, Middle East & Ireland as managing director of the group’s construction arm, MCG Construction.

People 9 April 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 6-9 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Candidate.ID, IEG, Realm Recruit, Red Ventures, SR Group

People 6 April 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 29 MARCH-2 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment, GHD, Oakleaf Partnership, Service Care Solutions

People 29 March 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 29 MARCH-2 APRIL 2021

This week’s new launches include: Be-IT, Bradstone Allington, DWP, MyKindaFuture, Nine Twenty, Recruitment Growth Catalyst, Red Clean, Sixty Eight Jobs, VGC

New to Market 29 March 2021
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