Practice Leader, Scotland
40% of Scottish businesses are offering pay rises or bonuses to help retain their existing people.
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“With job vacancies reaching record highs in November, the ‘Great Resignation’ has made the fight for talent amongst organisations fierce.”
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Practice Leader, North West
“While salary and benefits will always be high priority, people also now place much more importance on other aspects of the employee proposition.”
61% of North West businesses are offering higher salaries for new roles
What’s on the agenda in Yorkshire and the North East?
Practice Leader, Yorkshire and the North East
“The rise in hybrid working has allowed people to achieve a better work-life balance, while still providing the opportunity for collaboration and human connection in the office environment.”
Yorkshire and the North East
57% of leaders in Yorkshire and the North East are offering flexible working opportunities as standard
What did West Midlands business leaders tell us?
Practice Leader, Midlands
“Job seekers consider a much broader picture when deciding where they want to work, a company’s overall employer brand has never been more important.”
64% of West Midlands businesses are offering higher salaries for new roles, and 72% confirmed they are offering pay rises or bonuses to help retain their existing people
What’s on the agenda in the East Midlands?
Practice Leader, Midlands
“Employers who can continue to offer flexibility will be much better placed than those who don’t.”
84% of East Midlands businesses are experiencing unusually high attrition rates, above the national average of 62%
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Practice Leader, East of England
“A business’ success ultimately hinges on its people and with the job market highly competitive, looking beyond the normal recruitment pathways is crucial.”
50% of businesses in the East of England are struggling to recruit talent to replace the talent being lost from unusually high attrition rates
East of England
What’s on Welsh business leaders’ minds?
Partner and Head of Restructuring, South Region
“People are placing more emphasis on long-term development opportunities, the workplace culture, an employer’s focus on wellbeing as well as inclusion and diversity.”
32% of Welsh business leaders said incentives for employers to invest in skills attraction and development should be a top priority for policymakers.
How do South West businesses see the future?
Partner, Practice Leader Bristol and South West
“South West businesses are doing all they can to attract new people but the last two years have had a significant impact on what people prioritise.”
77% of South West businesses are offering pay rises or bonuses to help retain their existing people.
What’s on the agenda in the South East?
Practice Leader, Gatwick
“Apprenticeships can be a very effective way of filling a potential skills gap.”
74% of South East business leaders are offering higher salaries for new roles
What’s the latest feedback from the Thames Valley and Southampton?
Practice Leader, Thames Valley and Southampton
“Businesses should be challenging themselves to consider whether it’s possible to recruit from a wider talent pool or to develop their existing people into new roles.”
90% of local leaders said they would be likely to trial a four-day working week, in line with the current pilot in the UK
Thames Valley and Southampton
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Partner and Head of Markets and Clients
“Going into the new year businesses need to ensure that they maintain good communication with all stakeholders.”
London businesses' optimism on the UK economy dropped to 68% – 10% down on the 78% reported in the autumn