Dr Neil Bentley, deputy director-general of the CBI, made the comments after the publication of the country's employment figures, and said one of the main ways to resolve joblessness in the short-term is to "pull out all the stops" to get the economy moving and businesses growing.
He explained that specialist help for young people, such as the new 'Youth Contract', will help support them to make the transition into work, though more forward-thinking solutions will be essential to ensuring the employment market has a bright future.
"Over the longer term, the government must look at how our schools prepare people for working life through better careers advice, guidance, and skills that employers need," Dr Bentley added.
It comes after Ed McRandal, Recruitment and Employment Confederation policy advisor responsible for youth unemployment, recently said it is vital that careers guidance is maintained in the nation's schools if young people are to continue moving into the right roles, such as sales jobs, and driving the recovery of the nation's economy.
For all of the latest sales industry news visit www.aaronwallis.co.uk. If you are looking to hire in your sales team Aaron Wallis offer the UK’s most inclusive sales recruitment service which includes skills testing, psychometrics and a 12 month rebate scheme as standard. For Sales Director jobs visit www.aaronwallis.co.uk.
Posted by John Oak and Wayne Bly
Source: The Sales Director News