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Experiencing a shortage of skills? Then look within.

18 June 2010 #Employment

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found in its latest survey that over 2 thirds (68%) of organisations have experienced recruitment difficulties.

The Resourcing and Talent Planning survey also found that almost the same percentage (67%) were struggling to find employees with specialist talents.

The survey, which was sent to almost 500 companies, also reported that for 53% of firms, recruitment budgets were negatively affected by the recession. This led to more companies recruiting internally, up from 40% in 2009 to 66% this year, with over half (54%) of companies saying they are now implementing measures to retain rather than recruit talent.

Claire McCartney, resourcing and talent planning adviser at the CIPD, said: "Limited budgets mean organisations and HR departments have to think creatively - doing more for less is not easy. However, by developing internal talent pipelines, employees can benefit from increased opportunities, development and progression, and the employer can fulfil the skills requirement for the job."

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