CategoriesBritish ChambersCharity SectorConstructionCyber SecurityEducationFinancial & LegalHealth Wellbeing & LeisureInternational TradeIT InsightsJob VacanciesManufacturingMarketingMember NewsPolicySales & Marketing InsightsSussex ShowcaseTransport & Logistics Sector
ArchiveNovember 2020October 2020September 2020August 2020July 2020June 2020May 2020April 2020March 2020February 2020January 2020December 2019November 2019October 2019September 2019August 2019July 2019June 2019May 2019April 2019March 2019February 2019January 2019December 2018November 2018October 2018September 2018August 2018May 2018
Today Sussex Chamber and the wider Chamber Network launch a new campaign to celebrate, support and develop the most important part of any business – it’s people.
Chambers will be working with government, academics, business communities and employees, to make the UK a more productive, attractive and modern place to work. At a time of critical levels of skills shortages, weak productivity and increasing changes in the way people work, the Chamber Network is launching a campaign to address these crucial issues.
Chamber research shows that around three-quarters of UK firms trying to recruit are having difficulties finding the right person for the role, with some positions sitting empty for as long as six months. At the same time, many employers are thinking about the kinds of skills they’ll need in their teams in the future.
Skills shortages put a brake on business competitiveness, growth opportunities and productivity so addressing the issue is crucial.
Investing in talent will not only benefit people but local business communities and the wider economy.
The campaign will have three key chapters:
Ana Christie, CEO, of Sussex Chamber, said:
“At the heart of every great business is great people. Finding, retaining and training talent is a core issue for firms of all sizes and sectors. Chambers understand how important it is for businesses to have access to a flexible and skilled talent pool, so getting the training and development system right in this country is absolutely crucial.
“The Chamber Network is made up of a diverse and innovative collection of local businesses, and there are so many great career opportunities in X(region/town). This campaign is all about bringing together business, government and employees to ensure local and national economies are attractive and productive places to work.”