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The state of the labour market: views from Business West

The latest ONS employment statistics were released earlier this week . Here’s what senior figures at Business West had to say: phil-smith.jpg Phil Smith – Managing Director “Government will no doubt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.08.18
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Q&A: Atoll HR

Victoria Chidgey and Rachel Pook are both Directors at Atoll HR, a HR Constultancy based in South Gloucestershire. We caught up with them to talk about skills gaps, talent management, staff...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 15.08.18
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Q&A: Kristal McNamara - Flexology

We caught up with Kristal McNamara from recruitment company Flexology to talk skills gaps, flexible working and diversity in the workplace.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 14.08.18
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Jo Price on her 2 years in charge at Royal Agricultural University

Two years on from taking over as Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Jo Price’s plan for its renaissance is beginning to work, as I discovered when I spoke with her...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.08.18
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Crisis in Apprenticeships

Whilst people have been distracted by what Brexit may or may not mean for business there has been a disastrous development which could have long term consequences for the economy, both locally and...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 17.07.18
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How to recognise addiction in the workplace

Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? More than 70% of substance abusers are employed which means the workplace is becoming a crucial focus of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and...
Ian  Middleton
Ian Middleton
Broadway Lodge
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Businesses are missing out on the benefit of work experience candidates

Read more about the benefits work experience candidates can bring to your business.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 02.07.18
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Lack of skilled candidates means 68.5% of businesses have struggled to recruit in the past 12 months.

I’m sure most businesses know the frustrations of trying to fill a gap within their team, only to discover it’s difficult to find anyone with the relevant skills or qualifications. According to our...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 29.06.18
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Brexit and the UK car industry - the view from Honda's Patrick Keating

patrick-keating.jpg I recently interviewed Patrick Keating - Government Affairs Manager to find out how Honda is preparing for Brexit. Describe your role: My main role is to support the European...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.06.18
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