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Live online chat: Filling your firm's skills gap

7th Jul 2009
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Show date: Wednesday 8th July
Show time: 2pm

With the recession forcing many firms to let go of highly experienced and skilled members of staff, it is often left to those still on the payroll to fill the void. However, with training budgets also being simultaneously slashed, the existing employees are being expected to take on extra responsibilities with inadequate training.

This skills gap could not only prove detrimental to the long-term prospects of UK organisations, but could also leave staff stressed and ill-equipped in the short-term. This poses several questions including how can organisations minimise the damage of the skills gap and when should they begin investing in more training.

In this interactive Web TV Show, business consultant Tony Manwaring will be advising on how to keep your business ahead of the game in today's climate and beyond. As CEO of agenda-setting employment think tank Tomorrow's Company; he'll be discussing recruitment and training strategies to ensure all key roles are covered by the right skills to keep your team in optimum balance.

Joining Tony will be Ben Taylor from Vodafone, who has authored a major new Vodafone Working Nation report exploring the trends that are currently shaping the UK at work. If you have any questions for Tony or Ben please e-mail them now via the box below and they'll do their best to answer them. And don't forget to revisit this page on Wednesday 8 July at 2pm to watch the show.

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