UK growth dependent on international talent, says KPMG
Fri, 25 May 2012
Employer access to skills, specifically international skills, is a key tenant of a new report published today, says Anna Marie Detert, director in professional services firm KPMG’s people and change advisory team.
The report entitled ‘The Growth Factory’ was published by a group of Tory backbenchers and asked what needs to be done to ensure UK growth.
“It is clear that the economic challenges we face demand a fresh look at how employers build the skills needed to drive up performance, productivity and profitability,” says Detert.
She adds: “Growth is dependent on employers having skills at their disposal… It isn’t about bringing in international talent at the expense of domestic skills, but about widening the talent pool so that companies, and the staff they recruit, can benefit from a wider knowledge base.”
Detert suggests more flexible visa arrangements as one of the ways to increase inward mobility of talent.