May 2019 – Skills Shortage Highlighted by Hays Survey

Hays, the recruitment experts have published a major survey on trends in industry regarding the business activity for the year ahead. The survey found that despite ongoing economic and political uncertainty, the employers are optimistic about their business activity for the next 2 to 5 years, but are already citing skills shortage as a threat to future growth.

Employers have responded to the skills shortage challenges by increasing salaries by 1.9% this year. However, competitive salary is no longer enough on its own to attract staff. While salary remains the top motivator of employee movement, professionals are also willing to move for career progression opportunities and a better work-life balance.

There have been a number of reports of HGV / LGV lorry driver shortage in UK. Some reports list the shortage at between 45,000 to 60,000. Wallace School of Transport has been training lorry drivers for over 50 years. Therefore if you want to improve your job prospects and are interested in being a lorry driverbus and coach driver or a forklift driver, contact Wallace School of Transport. We are DVSA / RTITB and NORS accredited.

If you have any questions, call Wallace School of Transport on 020 8453 3440, choose option 3 or click here to email us.

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