Companies failing to address training gaps


Companies failing to address training gaps

Many businesses are failing to train their IT staff, despite having concerns over gaps in their portfolio of skills, research from E-Skills UK has revealed.

The survey of 800 IT employers found that 9% of firms believe their IT staff have gaps in their capabilities that affect the business.

But 55% of companies of all sizes and 20% of those with 200 or more staff do not have any training plans in place. About 7% of the organisations carry out no IT training at all.

Businesses are also failing to plan adequately for their long-term IT staffing needs, the research suggested.

Just 66% of small and medium-sized companies and 69% of large organisations have IT recruitment plans in place.

IT suppliers and public sector organisations were most likely to plan ahead, the survey found, with the private sector less likely.

Only 9% of organisations look more than a year into the future when planning their IT staff needs.

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This was first published in June 2005


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