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According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69% of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent, and that they are unable to compete by raising salaries or spending significantly on recruitment strategies. John Williams, Head of Marketing & Research at Instant Offices, has provided insightful ways on how SMEs can use social media as an effective recruitment tool.
Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015. Set-up initially as an expert adviser and advocate for transport-related matters, TfW has provided technical advice to allow the Welsh Government to procure its Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales and Borders rail services and the delivery of the South Wales Metro.
The global financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent period of recession had a variety of effects on Welsh businesses and organisations. At Goodson Thomas, we have been encouraged at the growth in the number of businesses and organisations in Wales actively looking for NEDs and the number of candidates seeking out these roles as part of a portfolio career.
For business owners with kids, days often involve a careful juggling act of work and childcare. Business calls and emails are regularly interspersed with school drops, emergency trips to the doctor, swimming lessons and playdates.
In today's uncertain economic environment, safeguarding business continuity is a key priority for organisations the world over. Succession planning and managing the internal 'talent pipeline' has therefore become a major concern for HR professionals.