Look abroad to beat UK skills shortage

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Look abroad to beat UK skills shortageOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today HRprofessionals should consider looking overseas for top talent if they want tobeat skill shortages in the UK.AndyNewall, corporate HR director at Allied Domecq, the world’s second largestspirits and wine company, believes companies need to “fish where the fishare” and may need to look abroad for the right staff.Speakingat the CBI’s International HR Exchange on employee development and careerplanning, he told delegates that for most companies, the main restraints ondeveloping business is finding the right people rather than cashflow andtechnology.Newallsaid that when Allied Domecq needed to grow, it advertised in Australia, whichhas the second biggest number of wine experts after France.Newallsaid research shows that 90 per cent of companies are finding it more difficultto attract talent than three years ago and only 7 per cent of employers saythey have the talent they need to pursue their business strategies.Hetold delegates that they should improve succession planning to ensure the nextgeneration of managers are ready to replace those that leave or retire. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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