Working Around Skill Shortages

If you need people with particular skill-sets, start with an internal search. If you can’t find the perfect match, don’t worry it rarely happens.

Try this

Produce a candidate wish list, tagging each element as mandatory or desirable, remember to be realistic. Then look again at your internal workforce, with training and development is the perfect candidate under your nose?

If sourcing internally is not an option, you may need to spread your net wider, you can do this by carrying out an extensive search, this could be national or international. Utilising organisations such as Skills Provision is a positive move, our consultants offer professional advice on:

  • Transferable skills
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Visas
  • Market availability

One thing is certain, being proactive and forward thinking with recruitment is certainly beneficial, especially in areas where shortages exist.

Good luck.


Chris Slay

Managing Director

Skills Provision Limited