Recruitment, Staff and Skills

Staff and Skills

What will your business look like three years from now?  Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish?  Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place?

To develop and grow a business you need to:
• Identify where your business is in terms of developing the skills of its staff
• How do you want to grow the business?
• How do you intend to do this?
• Recognise the current skills in the workforce and identify any skills gaps/shortages that need to be addressed

If you find any of these questions hard to answer, you're not alone.  Ensuring you have the right staff with the right skills to meet current and future demand is a difficult act to balance - yet it can be critical to business growth. 

The information below can help you learn more about the support available to help you find the right staff. You can also find useful, bite-sized information and guidance on our Business Tapas platform, which has helpful business information on lots of topics.

Here you can learn more about the Cheshire & Warrington Pledge Partnership and the virtual careers expos they have been delivering; hear from local businesses and education partners.

The Cheshire & Warrington LSIP (Local Skills Improvement Plan) is a one-stop shop for employers looking for easily accessible information on skills training, funding and support in our area.

Managing Staff

Managing staff and their wellbeing

Staff are key to the success of any business.

Businesses need to ensure that staff have the right values, training, and skills to deliver what the business needs to succeed.

There is support to help businesses and their staff.

West Cheshire Local Living Wage

West Cheshire Local Living Wage

Paying the Local Living Wage is voluntary. It is a statement that you back west Cheshire and want its people and its economy to thrive.

Visit the Cheshire West and Chester Council website to find out more.

Help and support for older workers

We’re living longer, healthier lives and have the opportunity to think differently about working as we get older.

Recent years have seen more older people in employment than ever before, but many people over 50 are at risk of leaving the workforce early, and not necessarily because they want to.

Visit the Gov.uk for more information and guidance.

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