The UK’s energy sector is on course for recovery, with businesses predicting the workforce will exceed pre-pandemic levels by 5% in 2023, according to the ECITB. Although this is news to celebrate, the industry must compete with other major infrastructure projects to ensure it has the skilled workforce needed. Furthermore, with a far-reaching supply chain, buoyant for growth, the sector must not only recruit to replace an ageing workforce to avoid future shortages, but also tackle the cannibalisation of talent as employers compete for candidates.
New data reveals that there were 40% more marketing vacancies in the first half of 2022 as opposed to H1 2021 with volumes for the second half of the year forecast to increase by 26.1% if current levels are maintained.
In recognition of National Inclusion week AMS, (formerly Alexander Mann Solutions) has highlighted the importance of having a clear focus when implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategies and driving change.
Global contractor management specialist – 6CATS International (part of WorkwellTMGroup) – celebrated winning the Trusted Partner of the Year award at the 2022 APSCo Awards for Excellence this week, the second year running the firm has walked away with the prestigious accolade.
We are running this joint Clinical & Healthcare and Education sector meeting because of the challenges particularly faced in these sectors regarding holiday pay. Holiday pay law has been in a state of flux for several years as a result of a series of different cases which have changed the way in which holiday pay is calculated.
With many leaders across the industry citing skills gaps and talent shortages as a barrier to growth and scale-up, Kate Barclay, BIA, will explore how the sector is coming together and working with policy makers and academia to address industry needs.
Responding to the latest Labour Market Statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Tania Bowers, Global Public Policy Director at the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) comments: