Competing on a global level

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As employers continue to prepare for the impact of Brexit, only 13% of professionals believe that the UK is currently fully prepared to compete on a global, according to new research - Solving the UK Skills Shortage.

Find out what senior porfessionals across the nation said about the UK's global competitiveness below and how you can stay competitive and combat your recruitment challenges

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Brexit will potentially exacerbate the skills shortage

Long-term business strategies are difficult to plan until the results of any negotiations are concluded, yet more restricted movement of labour is expected to impact on the industries that rely on an international workforce (such as banking and financial services) with the competition for top talent remaining high.

Half of professionals surveyed believe that Britain’s departure from the European Union will exacerbate the skills shortage in 2018, according to the research. 

Professionals want global opportunities

Candidate expectations are changing and many professionals increasingly value global career potential.

International competitiveness is a key driver of future economic performance and will continue to be a focus for many employers and employees.  

Regional outlook

In London, over half of hiring managers agreed that the skills shortage will get worse when the UK leaves the European Union.

Employers in the North West (49%), South East (47%) and the Midlands (41%) closely follow suit. International competitiveness is a key driver of future economic performance and will continue to be a focus for many employers and employees

ABOUT THE RESEARCH

Robert Walters partnered with totaljobs and Jobsite to survey over 5,000 professionals across the UK to gain insight into key shortage trends, the potential impact of Brexit in a global market, changing candidate expectations, individual industry analysis and innovative recruitment strategies to combat skills gaps.

Download your copy of the full research today.