The Robert Walters joint research paper 'Solving the UK Skills Shortage', produced in partnership with Jobsite and totaljobs, was presented to an audience of HR and recruitment professionals at the 2018 In-House Recruitment Expo at the Olympia conference centre.
Robert Walters Director, Richard Boyd and Head of Product at totaljobs, Bonnie Andrews, discussed the findings based on a survey of over 5,000 professionals and 2,000 employers across the UK.
The research revealed that 65% of employers believe that they will face skills shortages in 2018, and half believe that Brexit will exacerbate the issue.
Junior and mid-level managers are expected to be in shortest supply as a result of reduced graduate hiring during the financial crisis creating a bottleneck of professionals at this level.
The research also showed that while less than a third (28%) of employers would consider recruiting professionals from another field with transferable skills as a strategy to address the skills shortage, 57% of professionals would be prepared to take a role outside their field.
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