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Northern Businesses Struggling To Fill Skills Gap

Northern Businesses Struggling To Fill Skills Gap

Northern businesses are struggling to fill the skill gaps within their company and are turning to expensive and ineffective consultants to help them out, according to a report by Zeqr. The survey of 250 enterprise owners has revealed that businesses ‘up North’ spend three times as much on consultants compared to their Southern counterparts – paying external experts £43,000 every year. Northern firms also hire 43% more external consultants than those in the South, with data suggesting that the limited number of consultants based in the North results in less competitive prices and higher fees. Not just a financial burden, Northern enterprises are also wasting a considerable amount of time in ‘engaging experts’ with the average business spending 48 days a year briefing consultants – com... »