With the UK facing an acute talent shortage exacerbated by the pandemic, Brexit and other factors, organisations are struggling to attract people with the skills they need to flourish.
Reports revealed the UK is on track for an economic inactivity rate among 15- to 75-year-olds of 30.8% by 2030, the highest level since 2001. The rate currently stands at 29.5%. In the recent spring budget set out by Jeremy Hunt, it was clear the Chancellor is hoping to entice some of the nine million ‘economically inactive’ to return to work.
In our webinar, Louise Reed, Solutions Director at Reed Talent Solutions, Amy Clark, Category Buyer (HR Services) at YPO, Gina Poole, Head of Workplace Solutions at 55/Redefined, and Roger Mason, Learning Solutions Director at Reed Learning, explored the hiring and skills challenges faced by local authorities, social housing providers and universities, and passed on best practice advice and insight around how they can be addressed through innovative, new approaches.
Louise Reed, Solutions Director, Reed Talent Solutions
Louise works with organisations to create learning-led talent solutions to address hiring challenges linked to skills gaps, giving underrepresented talent and communities access to new careers.
Amy Clark, Category Buyer (HR Services), YPO
With a background in a local authority procurement team, Amy now supports contracting authorities from all sectors in accessing and effectively using YPO’s recruitment and consultancy-focused frameworks. She is passionate about supporting contracting authorities to achieve the best value and will be able to answer questions around routes to market and YPO’s frameworks.
Gina Poole, Head of Workplace Solutions, 55/Redefined
55/Redefined Group is redefining life after 50, creating solutions for this generation to live longer, more fulfilling lives. Through three group platforms: Work/Redefined; Jobs/Redefined and Life/Redefined, they enable businesses to attract, engage, and retain, over-50s workers and consumers and add 10 productive years to life.
Gina heads up Work Redefined, which supports organisations of all sizes to set up and deliver their age inclusion strategy.
Roger Mason, Director of Consulting, Reed Learning
Roger has been involved in workplace learning for over a decade, with experience in designing and delivering skills and learning programmes across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Roger is an accredited coach who remains active in delivering training and coaching alongside his consultancy work.