UK immigration has increased rapidly during the last 20 years, but that’s changing now, and it can have a dramatic impact on British businesses.
The UK is in the midst of a digital skills crisis, with a recent report suggesting that 12.6m adults lack basic digital skills, while 5.8m have never used the internet at all, which presents a severe recruitment problem.
Economists from Warwick Business School (WBS), on their mission to see into the future, found little evidence to suggest Brexit would lead to disappointing growth in 2017. But it hasn’t stopped our November 2016 economic statistics feature from unveiling a few bumps in the road.
The British people need the right tools, if we wish to stand any hope of creating a truly skilled workforce that will make UK business a success.
The most popular abilities Britain’s companies have looked for this year have been revealed by LinkedIn as the network listed the top ten skills recruited for in 2016.
The head of employment and skills for the IOD, Seamus Nevin, has declared that those voting on Brexit because of immigration failed to see how the resulting policies would hinder economic progress. No prizes for guessing which way he voted.
Despite a skills gap, there is little doubt that the future of business is digital. Indeed, you’re probably reading this on your tablet or mobile phone.
There has been a great deal of debate about the effect of Brexit from an economic, societal and cultural perspective, and education is no exception, says IBM's Jenny Taylor.
The Apprenticeship Levy – which comes into force in April 2017 – is part of the government’s plans to tackle the UK’s skills shortage and create 3m apprenticeships by 2020. However, with less than a year to go, a few hurdles have been made evident.
If you were to pick up the Yellow Pages, turn to the plumbing, tiling or carpentry sections and begin randomly calling independent trades-people, chances are you’d have ran out of minutes, or possibly patience, before you got through to a woman.
While the EU has long attracted a healthy university population, many have recently started to doubt the effectiveness of the European education system – including that of the UK.
Without data, management is done by gut – in the same way that Sunday League football managers use instinct when coaching, while Premier League managers rely on data, including TV replays and more. And it is data that will solve the UK’s skills gap problem.