Female know-how beats the recession

Female workers say they are doing more than their male counterparts to fill the gap in skills caused by redundancies.


Female workers say they are doing more than their male counterparts to fill the gap in skills caused by redundancies.

Female workers say they are doing more than their male counterparts to fill the gap in skills caused by redundancies.

According to the Vodafone Working Nation, one in ten female workers said they were having to learn more as staff numbers have been cut, compared to just one in twenty men.

Of the 1700 employees surveyed, 12 per cent said they had to learn new skills, with 80 per cent of those saying they have not had sufficient training.
 
Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK, says: ‘It’s important to investigate how to reorganize workforces and what you can do to manage costs without destroying old and new skills.’

According to the report, one in five say they now have a gap between the skills they have in the workforce and the skills they need to survive and succeed.

Last month a survey by recruitment site Monster found that three-quarters of small and medium sized businesses are recruiting at lower levels than normal.
 

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