Managing rising workloads

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78% of employers expect their company’s workload to increase throughout 2018 according to new research by Robert Walters, Jobsite and totaljobs - Solving the UK Skills Shortage 

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To manage this workload increase, 22% of professionals would increase individual responsibilities and workload across the current team, or hire interim professionals to temporarily fill skills gaps.

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Internal training & upskilling

Another popular strategy is internal training and upskilling junior staff, which can not only add to the knowledge and skill base of a department, but also aid productivity and boost retention.

Prolonging recruitment

Only 10% would prolong recruitment until a suitable permanent employee was found, and just 4% would decline work or projects if the workload became too busy. 78% of employers expect their company’s workload to increase throughout 2018

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.

Find out more and download your copy of the research.