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Small Business’ Skills in a
Global Economy
IAN KINDER
National Director, Small Business Policy
Development
Small Business Service
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Government economic policy
Grow the growth rate of GDP/pa
Increase
Productivity
Increase
Employment Rate
Increase Output per Worker
Increase Number of People
Economically Active
Enterprise
Skills
Innovation
Competition
Investment
PRODUCTIVITY DRIVERS
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
International Comparisons
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Firms reporting Skills Gaps
Proportion of firms reporting a skills gap
70%
60%
Proportion of firms reporting a skills gap
63%
62%
200 to 499
500+
60%
48%
50%
40%
35%
30%
22%
20%
14%
10%
0%
Total
1 to 4
5 to 24
25 to 99
100 to 199
Size of firm (number of employees)
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Proportion of vacancies that are hard to fill
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Drivers for Investment in Skills
•the recruitment of new staff
•new products or service development
•significant changes in technology
•changes in work organisation
•the introduction of new regulations relating to work
practices e.g. Health and Safety
SBC – Measuring training in Small Firms
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Regional Skills Partnerships…
•Stimulate demand for skills from employers
•Ensure that skills solutions are demand led
•Strive to meet the needs of your customers
•Deliver on an integrated business development and
skills brokerage system
•Ensure that your input makes a difference !
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business
Small Business’ Skills in a
Global Economy
IAN KINDER
National Director, Small Business Policy
Development
Small Business Service
Making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business