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PPNI Releases 'Workplace Reality 2016' Report

Companies must be at the forefront of generational changes if they are to attract the best talent and, of course, remain globally competitive. Recent research indicates that working from home can increase productivity and decrease stress - also companies may retain more employees by offering a work from home programme

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What attracts candidates to a particular role or company?

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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Retaining your best talent

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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How can you overcome counter offers from existing employers when recruiting new talent?

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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Global Skill Shortages

A skilled workforce is vital for meeting the challenges of the global economy. Now is the time more than ever for governments globally to co-operate and work with firms to prevent skill shortages and to identify key areas where certain industries are lacking the essential skilled worker.

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Profile of Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is a fundamental driver of the economy. It is the primary driver of net exports, and has significant spin off effects in terms of secondary employment, corporation tax and as a purchaser of materials and services.

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Skill Shortages

The current skills shortage in Northern Ireland is a long-term problem and is likely to require a long-term solution. However the density of skills shortages varies across the UK, being most acute in Scotland, where 25% of vacancies are caused by skills shortages, but less of a problem here in Northern Ireland, where they account for 19% of vacancies.

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War for Talent Continues Globally

The pursuit and demand for talent is an ongoing and unwelcome predicament in most developed countries. In the USA and Japan firms are expanding their search for recruitment as far as east and south Asia, whilst Germany, France and the UK continue to look to Eastern Europe.

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What Skills are Employers Going to Need?

Our research at Premiere People, indicates that based on qualifications data contained in the Working Futures analysis, it has been calculated that to fill both new and replacement jobs (by 2017) over half (56%) will require people to hold graduate level qualifications, this presents a substantial increase in the greater demand for a higher level skilled worker and the requirement for people to accept jobs which call for no qualifications whatsoever will decrease by 12%.

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Global Driver of Change - Manufacturing

Skills, in addition to costs competitiveness and the business environment, are a primary driver of competitiveness in manufacturing. The quality of skills available to the manufacturing sector depends both on the development of the existing workforce and the relevance of the graduates from the education and training sector.

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Healthcare Workforce Snapshot

This brief glimpse into the workforce landscape within the Healthcare sector in Northern Ireland, identifies key workforce characteristics including age and gender.

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IT & Telecoms Workforce

A preview into the workforce segmentations of the IT industry, which highlights size, occupation and workplace statistics.

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