• DataCentres North 2018 will be held on the 1 & 2 May #DCNorth_Expo
  • Last chance for DC North Dinner tickets - Booking will close at 3pm today (Wednesday 25 april)

Setting the Scene – Industry and Business Needs? – What are the Problems?

13:30 - 14:30

The Challenges of the Skills, Labour and Talent Landscape

CNet’s Dr Terri Simpkin presents a multi-faceted view of the skills and labour landscape to create a helicopter view of the prevailing social and industrial challenges that are keeping talent scarce.

  1. Overview of how people make choices about their occupations and why this makes simple responses inappropriate,
  2. Labour shortages, skills shortages and skills wastage and why we need to address all three as distinct industry issues.
  3. Aging populations, generational change and dynamic capability demand
  4. Sector image problem with no employee proposition or employer brand
  5. Poorly consolidated Human Resources inside DC sector – disconnect (general L&D)
  6. Recruitment, Retention, Succession Planning – the challenges for the DC sector
  7. Lack of data to deliver informed responses


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