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Is there a skills shortage?

By JAMES COAKES Published 4th Aug 2014
The 'skills gap' is not to blame for high levels of youth unemployment. Most of them can be trained very effectively on the job. The real cause is people who have to work past their retirement age competing for the same jobs.
If someone were to land here from another planet and went to LinkedIn looking for a recruitment trainer (bear with me here while I stretch credulity as far as possible), they'd find that I've received more endorsements for recruitment training than many of the UK's most seasoned practitioners. So how does a bloke who has never done a days formal recruitment training in his life, get more endorsements for this skill than many people who've spent years doing it? I've narrowed it…

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