People and Skills Network (Scotland)

People and Skills Network (Scotland) People and Skills Network (Scotland)

28 April 2022


14:00 - 15:00



Skills shortages: practical actions to ease short-term pressures

Over the last year, businesses have gone from a COVID-19 lockdown to a labour and skills crisis that is hampering firms’ recovery across all sectors.

Skills is a dominant challenge for many businesses and for some it’s becoming increasingly acute. While governments have an important role to play, navigating the immediate challenge is also going to require business-led solutions.

Join CBI Scotland’s online workshop, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, to discuss some of the practical steps businesses can take now to help alleviate short-term skills pressures.

The session will provide an opportunity to hear from a range of employers and experts on some of the tactics and strategies your organisation can adopt – from building the right partnerships, to tapping into the best talent pool in your area. The workshop will also signpost where you can get the right advice for your business.

Join us to discuss the following questions:

  • How have labour shortages affected your business? 
  • What steps can firms consider taking to ease the impact of shortages?
  • Have you adopted any strategies that have helped to address shortages?
  • How can firms prioritise and evaluate what strategies would benefit their business?

Here are five good reasons to join this network:

  • Expertise – it is an exclusive network for senior HR professionals and those with a major HR function in their job role
  • Intelligence - hear from a CBI policy adviser or external professional who will provide insight and lead the discussion on a relevant theme or issue
  • Shared learning - exchange practical ideas about how to make your leadership, management and working practices more effective at driving business performance
  • Forward thinking – discuss the major barriers standing in the way of exceptional leadership, engagement and development practices
  • Leave with practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business.


Chief of People

Head of HR

HR Director

Director of People / Talent

Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Book your place today:

This Webex meeting is for CBI members.     

Webex dial-in details will be sent in the joining instructions a few days before the call once you have booked and your place has been confirmed.

Get in touch

Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland