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Businesses urged to consider specialist expertise

4 June 2010

An employment expert has urged firms to start planning for the future following signs that confidence is gradually returning to British business.

Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), said companies should now consider how the introduction of new skills and expertise could drive their growth.

In the latest JobsOutlook survey published by the REC, 96 per cent of employers said they expect their workforce to remain static or expand this year.

For some companies, new appointments may take the form of interim executives, who can guide the business through a period of change as it continues to emerge from the recession.

"Any company looking to grow in the future needs to carefully consider the skill-sets needed to support this growth," Mr Hadley commented.

He also advised firms to assess whether they require "additional staff or expertise to make this change possible".

Last month, Mr Hadley said interim managers will play a "leading and cost-effective role" in the delivery of public sector services following the £6.2 million spending cuts announced by the government.

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