|An increase on the 16 per cent of all jobs from 2009,
from 63,100 up to an alarming 124,800, this stresses just how important
it is that companies spent plenty of time in sourcing and interviewing
their candidates to get the right personnel in.
surveyed over 90,000 employers between March and July, finding written
communication (lacking in 41 per cent of job searches), literacy
(lacking in 34 per cent) and numeracy skills (lacking in 26 per cent) to
be among the most sought after attributes.
UKCES chief executive Michael Davis said the study brought good news for skilled employees but huge warnings for employers.
the one hand, the number of job vacancies are up and in England have
returned to pre-recession levels," he told feweek.co.uk. "On the other,
skills-shortage vacancies are growing faster than vacancies."
Hancock, minister for skills and enterprise, has responded to the study
by stressing that his team has been working hard to develop a system
which equips people for working life. He added that a skilled workforce
will be vital for the UK's competitiveness on a global scale.