Key roles shortage shows no signs of slowing down

first_imgMorethan a third of employers expect difficulties in recruiting HR managers in thenext six months, according to research by the Recruitment Confidence Index.Itshows that 38 per cent of the 575 organisations surveyed were having problemsfilling key roles in middle and senior HR management, compared with 32 per centfor the previous six months. Trainingand development managers and compensation and benefits managers areparticularly in demand.  AngelaBaron, adviser for employee resourcing at the CIPD, said, “We havewitnessed a tightness in the labour market. Skills shortages appear further upthe management level, in more specialised HR functions.”Sheadded, “There is not much of a shortage in junior HR roles.”SteveFrench, managing director of HR recruitment for TMP Worldwide, said that largefirms have the resources to recruit specialised HR professionals such ascompensation and benefits managers.Thesurvey also shows that the engineering sector is suffering. It is the hardesthit sector with 68 per cent of respondents anticipating recruitment problemsfor managerial positions in the next six months. DavidYeandle, deputy director of the Engineering Employers’ Federation, said,”We are experiencing serious pockets of skills shortages. “Thedifficulties for employers lie in recruiting for the more specialised technicalstaff. It’s a tight labour market and it’s difficult to say whether the problemwill improve.”ITfollowed closely behind, with 63 per cent of organisations expecting problemsin recruiting managerial/professional staff in the next six months. ByKaren Higginbottom Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Key roles shortage shows no signs of slowing downOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks: Jeremy Jordan Alone, Side Show, The River & More

first_img See The River Twist & Turn Begins October 31 at Circle in the Square Theatre Hugh Jackman’s return to Broadway is a universe away from song and dance—and still riveting. Jez Butterworth’s three-person drama covers (in the playwright’s words) “fly fishing and the affairs of the human heart” over the course of one night in an isolated cabin. Jackman and emotional intensity aren’t the only reasons to watch. Jackman is also over the moon about his co-stars, Cush Jumbo and Laura Donnelly, who are both making their Broadway debuts. Click for tickets! Hey, you, trying to decide between the Sexy Stephen Sondheim and the Slutty Edward Albee Halloween costume! Stop it. Both of those ideas are terrible. Besides, there’s too much fun stuff to do this week, including a series of Jeremy Jordan concerts, a musical gala celebrating Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart, and Hugh Jackman’s return to Broadway. Here comes the Datebook! Spend Alone Time with Jeremy Jordan Begins October 27 at 54 Below We’re pretty sure the only people who have two-week runs at 54 Below are bartenders, waiters and Patti LuPone. And now Jeremy Jordan! The hunky Broadway songbird makes his solo concert debut in Breaking Character, which features personal stories as well as songs from resume-makers Smash and Newsies. It should be loads of fun—we just hope we can hear him sing over all the swooning. Click for tickets! View Comments Celebrate B’way’s Past with B’way’s Best October 27 at the New York City Center’s Mainstage It’s annual gala time, y’all! So put on some pants with buttons and your least stained shirt and head over to the New York City Center. This year it’s Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, which features Stephen Pasquale, Laura Osnes, and more talents tackling tunes from these three titans of the American songbook. Oh, and there’s dancing! Proceeds help fund the center’s education and artistic programs. Click for tickets! Hail the New Pippin Begins October 31 at the Music Box Theatre This year, Pippin has been like your hometown bar the night before Thanksgiving. Welcome back, Andrea Martin! Good to see you, John Rubinstein! So it’s a fun surprise to see a newbie—Josh Kaufman, who won season six of The Voice—take over the title role. After surviving the whims of couch-bound voters and the whiff of Adam Levine’s man perfume, we’re sure Pippin will be no sweat for the Broadway newcomer. Click for tickets! Get Attached to Side Show Begins October 28 at the St. James Theatre The revised revival of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s musical stars Erin Davie (A Little Night Music) and Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages) as the Hilton Twins, the conjoined pair who went from side show attractions to legitimate stars in the 1920s and ‘30s. This dark, revamped revival version is directed by Bill Condon, who also helmed the Dreamgirls movie. Now you’re interested, huh? Click for tickets!last_img read more

Closing the awareness gap and communicating the credit union difference

first_img“Credit unions are small and less secure than banks.” Credit unions do not have the federal insurance that banks do, which has caused misconceptions among consumers about credit unions for some time. Deposits with credit unions are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which offers the same type of coverage that banks have. Credit unions are held to the same regulations as banks and often times face more restrictions on their investments and loans. Through education and awareness, the goal is to help debunk misconceptions about credit unions for non-credit union members and to shed light on the truth about the credit union difference. Credit unions can take part in the effort to “close the gap” through every interaction with members and non-members alike.The entire webinar was recorded and is available for viewing by all registered subscribers of Engagement Builder at engage.pscu.com. “Credit unions have limited ATMs and branches, which translates into limited access to money.” Credit unions are cooperative in nature, meaning they work together to provide the best options for all members. Credit union members have access to shared banking networks without incurring fees and can utilize sister credit unions to perform banking activities at other locations. The options are not limited, just simply different from those offered by a traditional bank. “Credit unions are primarily for people in need.” Contrary to this belief, anyone can join a credit union. As mentioned above, each credit union has a commonality between its members. However, this does not mean that members have to be in need of financial, medical or professional support. center_img 158SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Duane Hogg Duane Hogg is a digital strategist and credit union storyteller, creating content that compels Millennials to not only think but also act. In addition to content marketing for the Make … Web: www.pscu.com Details One-third of all U.S. citizens are currently members of a credit union. However, most have little to no idea what a credit union actually is and cannot correctly articulate how a credit union differs from a bank. For non-members, the lack of awareness is more acute.CUNA recently launched a Consumer Awareness Initiative to conduct nationwide research and help the industry create top of mind consumer awareness of and belief in credit unions as the best option in financial services. Myles Bristowe, vice president of marketing strategy and leader of Engagement Builder for PSCU, was invited to sit on the Consumer Awareness Advisory Group made up of a diverse cross-section of marketing leaders from various sectors of the credit union system.  The findings from the consumer research revealed a number of surprises and glaring inconsistencies in the way credit unions have been positioning themselves. These findings undoubtedly contribute to the sub-10 percent market share numbers credit unions are working to improve, despite having over 110 million U.S. members.On March 8, 2017, the Engagement Builder team hosted a webinar to share the provocative findings of the research with special guest speakers, Douglas Kiker, chief strategic communications officer for CUNA, and Graeme Trayner, vice president of the Brands and Communications practice at Greenberg, Quinlan and Rosner. Over 400 credit union leaders and marketers participate in the webinar.The research findings shared during the webinar revealed that credit unions are widely trusted by consumers and are best known for good rates, especially on car loans. However, there are several “myths” that consumers believe about credit unions:“I am not eligible to join a credit union.” The biggest difference between banks and credit unions is that a credit union serves a specific group of people or community. Criteria can include where someone lives, their profession, college affiliation or religious beliefs. With so many credit unions available today, non-members need to understand that eligibility guidelines are much broader than they might think. Consumers should conduct their own research to find a credit union that would be the best fit for their needs. last_img read more