Recruiting Former State Workers

Private Sector “not interested” in Recruiting Former State Workers

More than half of firms in the private sector would not consider employing former public sector workers, as they don’t believe they have the right skills, Barclays research has revealed. The survey of 500 executives of UK businesses of all sizes by Barclays Corporate found 32% were “not at all interested” in employing public sector workers that have lost their jobs, and 25% said they were “not very interested” in employing them. The research also highlighted that small firms with a turnover of less than £5 million were the least interested in employing former state workers. Barclays Corporate managing director, Kevin Wall, said that there is an aversion to hiring public sector workers in some industries. “It’s short-sighted of employers not to be prepared to look more closely a... »