Articles from British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

Employee #Wellbeing Critical to Business Success

Over two-fifths (43%) of businesses have had employees absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill health in the last two years, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce and Unum.

Business appetite to recruit strong but recruitment difficulties can’t be ignored

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards.

Immigration proposals could exacerbate labour shortages

Over half of UK businesses with staff from outside the UK would be negatively impacted by government proposals for the UK’s future immigration system, according to new research released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.

Remove blockers in the #skills system to alleviate recruitment struggles

New research by the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with global job site Indeed, reveals the increasing time it’s taking businesses to recruit the skills they need, emphasising the importance of removing blockers in the training system to develop a pipeline of talent.

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