IoD’s survey aims to forecast which business skills are important priorities

WHAT business leaders’ priorities are for skills development and recruitment is being sought by the skills sub-committee of the Institute of Directors’ Guernsey branch.

Meriel Lenfestey is the IOD Guernsey lead on digital connectivity. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29242730)
Meriel Lenfestey is the IOD Guernsey lead on digital connectivity. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29242730)

It has launched a survey asking questions in relation to previous recruitment success and candidates’ skillsets. These include basic soft and specialist skills, relevant experience and candidate expectations. It then asks about ways in which businesses expect their needs to change and the challenges they foresee in upskilling and recruitment.

‘Our business leaders need to be highly competent and constantly developing. They rely on finding and keeping employees with the technical expertise and soft skills they need today and for the future,’ said Meriel Lenfestey, chair of the IoD skills sub-committee.

‘The aim of this survey is to gather data so we can forecast which business skills are important priorities and ways in which they can be delivered through training, education and licences. This will enable the IoD to focus its activities to support the island’s skills infrastructure and policymakers.’

The sub-committee is focused on supporting the development of a sustainable working population with the right expertise and competence to help drive long-term economic success, through education and immigration. In turn, the objective is to help business leaders with their employee skills development and recruitment processes going forward.

. You can complete the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/IODskills21_social.

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