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Essex Business Podcast: Mind the skills gap - it's getting bigger!

by Kim Aaronricks

Ask any business owner the biggest challenge they face, the chances are the answer will be the skills gap .

Recruiting people with the necessary skills to keep a business moving forward is becoming increasingly difficult. Episode 20 of the Essex Business Podcast seeks to answer the question: why has it become so difficult to find the right people to fill that job vacancy.

We speak to Andy Hilliard, Managing Director of accountancy and law private practice recruitment consultancy AJ Chambers , about the underlying gap between the skills and experience that employers are looking for in comparison to the experience that jobseekers actually have, and how this current mismatch is creating challenges for employees and employers alike. John Stevens, Director of Excalibur Screwbolts talks about his experience of finding the right people for the jobs he has, and Professional Career Transformation Coach, Jimi Wall , explains how he works with individuals to identify skills gaps and mindset issues on their professional journey, and highlights the focus on softer skills that can help move people forward in their corporate career.

Listen online by visiting , or download episode 20 of the Essex Business Podcast from your usual podcast provider (search ‘Essex Business Podcast). You can also subscribe, and be among the first to listen to each episode on its release each month.

The Essex Business Podcast, which is brought to you by Rickard Luckin, features practical advice, tips, and insight from business leaders and professional advisers across the county.

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