Albion Capital’s annual growth report 2017 is based on research by YouGov, amongst a sample of over 1,000 UK SMEs. It finds that UK business is undergoing significant change.
The report cites skills shortages as an issue for “almost one in four businesses with six or more employees”, and “worries about an uncertain political climate…Brexit…and regulatory change..” as factors also concerning businesses.
Skills shortages are reported in Marketing, Sales, Business Planning and IT, with Medical & Health, Construction and Manufacturing also affected.
Source: Albion Capital
Here at Omnio, we believe that the uncertain business landscape and the documented skills shortage means that SMEs will need to partner with hiring experts who can offer a consultative and agile service to meet their rapidly-changing needs and provide pools of talent that SMEs can access as and when required.