Jenny Taylor

By Jenny Taylor on 8 February, 2021

How IBM has adapted early professional recruitment and onboarding strategies in light of the pandemic

Organisations spent £6.6 billion in 2020 on the skills shortage, up from £4.4 billion in 2019 [1] (Open University Business Barometer 2020). These skill shortages are predominantly addressed through recruitment activities, with ever more businesses opting for a sustainable, long-term approach to address the skills gap. Nearly half (48%) of employers acknowledged that apprenticeships and […]

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By Jenny Taylor on 6 February, 2020

Apprenticeships – helping secure the workforce of the future

Employers are spending more than £4.4 billion a year on the skills shortage[1] (Open University Business Barometer 2019), predominantly through recruitment activities, but buying skills and not building them is a short-term approach, which ultimately won’t pay dividends. It is crucial that organisations take a more sustainable approach using training to address their skills gaps. […]

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By Jenny Taylor on 12 June, 2019

Building a diverse and highly-skilled workforce for the future

By 2020 the digital skills gap will have grown to a huge 500,000 people according to Europe’s Digital Progress Report 2017. At the same time, UK school systems still primarily encourage more traditional routes into higher education via University excluding many young people from professional roles and emerging opportunities due to a lack of qualifications […]

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By Jenny Taylor on 4 March, 2019

National Apprentice Week 2019 and IBM

Securing the workforce of the future Employers are spending more than £6 billion a year on the skills shortage[1] (Open University Business Barometer 2018), predominantly through recruitment activities, but buying skills and not building them is a short-term approach, which ultimately won’t pay dividends. It is crucial that organisations take a more sustainable approach using […]

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