A UK wide survey identified that over 50% of employers had difficulty in recruiting staff with the skills they require in their organisations. Research completed by the Skills Commission has identified employability skills as a real concern in the Humber; many young people are leaving school without even a basic work ethic.
Why should you do this?
> You, as an employer are in a prime position to demonstrate the skills, attributes and qualities required in the workplace.
> Many employers state they find vacancies ‘hard to fill’ due to a lack of applicants with the necessary skills, qualifications or experience; meaning a sometimes lengthy and costly recruitment process.
> Many companies already work with schools, colleges and universities delivering employability programmes, however, we need more.
> 10.4% of economically active 16-64 year olds were unemployed in the Humber in 2012, that’s 47,800 people – we want to reach theGB average of 7.9%.
What can you do?
There are lots of different things that you and your business could do to improve employability skills in the Humber, below is a list of some of them:
- Mock interviews
- Sector/Industry talks in schools, colleges or the Jobcentre
- CV/Job Application workshops
- Team building events
- Careers week
- Taster days
- Support a school sport or charity event – this could be sponsorship such as supplying team shirts or trophies.
Sign up to the pledge and help work with schools, colleges and training providers to supply much needed advice; young and unemployed people need guidance on what you require. No matter what the size of your business or how little time you have to spare, we will help you find a way to contribute.
The Humber LEP recognises the 7 key CBI Employability Skills.
|CBI Employability skills