Finding it hard to recruit? Join the IoD debate 27th November
15/11/2018 - Institute of Directors (East of England)
IoD Suffolk Big Debate: Finding it Hard to Recruit Staff With Correct Skills & Attitude to Work?
Businesses are now in heated competition for skills.
Vacancies are at an all-time high, and recruiters are finding it increasingly difficult to match available workers with job descriptions.
The world of work is being transformed, driven by rapid developments in technology, globalisation, and demographic change. Businesses in the region believe in a flexible labour market and as employers we need to be offering equal opportunities in work progression so that all workers can have the opportunity to reach the executive level.
Recruiting staff with the requisite skills to fill vacancies being created is one of the most common challenges facing IoD members. Do you experience difficulty finding the staff with the correct skills and attitude for work or to learn? Lack of staff can hinder business growth, which can lead to frustration as a Director of a business.
IoD Suffolk is delighted to confirm that The New Anglia Skills Board for Norfolk and Suffolk Chairman Paul Winter MBE, former Chief Executive of Ipswich Building Society, will be facilitating the debate. Paul was appointed MBE in 2015 for his work on improving the skills and employability of young people in Suffolk.
Members and guests will be given the opportunity to challenge the panel of speakers, with their burning questions about employee engagement and skills shortages across the region, with representation from recruiters, HR, University of Suffolk Business School and local businesses.
On arrival guests will enjoy a drinks reception and will then go through to The King Edmund Chambers for the formal proceedings.
Speakers on the night are Dr. Suzanne Nolan, Michelle Pollard – MD of Spider, Carole Burman – MD of Mad-HR, Judith Mobbs – Assistant Director for Inclusion & Skills at SCC and Mark O’Hagan – Joint Chief Executive People & performance at East of England Coop.
The debate will take place 27th November 6pm – 8.30pm