Miles Templeman, director general of the Institute of Directors, made the comments following a report by his organisation which revealed that 58 per cent of bosses believe employee skills gaps are damaging their profitability.
According to the respondents, this damage takes the form of increased workloads for other staff, stifled innovation and higher operational costs.
Mr Templeman said it is "disturbing" that private sector growth is being held back by skills shortages.
"The government needs to put more emphasis on sorting out these problems if it wants to tackle skills shortages. The biggest barrier to greater employer investment in training is a lack of resource, not a lack of law," he explained.
It comes after Zain Wadee, director at Hyphen, said there is likely to be a rise in the number of organisations turning to outsourcing in 2011 as they look for mobility in their workforce.
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