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Tuesday 8 February 2011

Employees 'in search of skills development'

The majority of employees would prefer their employer to offer them more skills development opportunities in the workplace, a new report has revealed.

A poll carried out by Hays showed that, in spite of unemployment in many sectors, industries are still experiencing skills shortages and have roles they cannot fill.

The data revealed that 55 per cent of staff, which may includes those in sales jobs, feel unsure about the skills employers will demand in the next five years, while 58 per cent say the skills required for their current roles are already changing.

Charles Logan, director at Hays, said many employers have been focusing on survival in recent years, but now need to gain an understanding of the skills their sector will require in the near future so they can help employees build their skillsets.

"But, employees also need to start taking ownership of their career. Many sectors are still experiencing skills shortages, and to take advantage of these vacancies jobseekers should invest in their future by developing skills that are needed by businesses.

It comes after Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that many recruiters will be inundated with demand from applicants in the near future, particularly in sectors such as financial services, and they therefore need to be ready for the influx.

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Source: Salespeak News

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