The impact of staff shortages on your ability to meet demand as the economy recovers has dominated our conversations with members and with government this month. Difficulty hiring as the economy reopens continues to be a challenge for sectors like hospitality, logistics and food manufacturing.
We have also heard from members about the difficulties hiring for roles needing key digital skills and about the impact of a shortage of HGV drivers on most businesses supply chains. In recent weeks the impact of these hiring challenges has been amplified by rising levels of sickness absence owing to self-isolation. Our ability to convince government to act depends on the quality and quantity of evidence received from members. If either issues are impacting your business then please complete this form and contact our dedicated coronavirus inbox.
Plan needed to tackle ‘perfect storm’ of staff shortages
In a speech to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Annual Conference, the CB