• Dominance of services in UK economy creates need for businesses to find the best talent

        • Figures, from Office of National Statistics, have revealed that the output from the services industry increased by 2.7 in May 2016 compared with May 2015, with the sector now accounting for almost 79 per cent of total UK gross domestic product (GDP).

          One of the biggest services provided is technology, a sector that requires approximately 745,000 additional professionals with digital skills to cope with increasing demand between 2013 and 2017. Businesses therefore need a strong understanding of the talent market to ensure the ongoing quality of services.



          Ameera Mohammed, Director of Operations at Gibbs S3 said, “with the UK economy being dominated by services, it really is the skilled employees that are helping to drive businesses forward. When it comes to technology employees across all sectors, it usually comes down to how talented and knowledgeable staff in this area are, to determine the overall quality of the service a business as a whole provides. So it is crucial for businesses to do what they can to secure the best talent.



          “The labour market is becoming increasingly competitive, with it often being as hard to find the talent required, as it is to retain it. Workforce solutions providers are not just there to provide skills desired, but to offer expertise on the current employment market.



          “Businesses need to work with experienced professionals in the staffing sector, which work with potential employees with specific skill sets, ensuring that companies can know the best talent available for each type of role. Helping businesses, particularly in the services industry, find suitable talent with digital skills, is the most valuable service a workforce solutions company can provide.”

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE OEN online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the OEN app

        • Related Articles

        • Totality Services marks World Password Day with top tips

          Totality Services marks World Password Day with top tips

          Thursday 6th May 2021 by clareb
          Since 2013, the first Thursday of May each year marks World Password Day, promoting better password habits to stay safe online. With so many people working at home due to the ongoing pandemic, often without the IT support and protection provided...Read More...
          How remote working has changed issues faced by women in the workplace

          How remote working has changed issues faced by women in the workplace

          Wednesday 28th Apr 2021 by clareb
          Research from Yoppie has found that while remote working has improved pressures around appearance and PMS for women within the workplace, issues of fair representation and equal pay remain prevalent.  When surveyed by Yoppie...Read More...
          Half of office workers not confident about returning without vaccinations

          Half of office workers not confident about returning without vaccinations

          Tuesday 27th Apr 2021 by clareb
          Research from Ezra, a provider of digital coaching, has revealed that just half of UK office workers feel confident about returning to work without a full vaccinated workplace.  Ezra’s research found that 80 per cent of UK office wor...Read More...
                • About Us

                  OEN is the leading source of business news and information for buyers of office equipment, supplies and services within mid tier and up sized organisations. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, bespoke guides and supplements, website, digital editions, apps, and newsletters with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the print version of OEN last year celebrated its Diamond anniversary.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue