Problems of attracting a workforce to Aberdeen

The problems that businesses in the Aberdeen area have in recruiting a workforce will come under the spotlight at the next Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen event on Tuesday, October 28.

Steve Harris, CEO of Visit Aberdeen, will explore the challenges that businesses in the area face and examine some of the strategies adopted by public and private sector organisations to overcome these issues.

Mike Bowyer, chairman of IoD Aberdeen, commented on the reasons for organising this event:

“From supermarket operators to global oil and gas companies it seems no sector of the business community in the Aberdeen area is immune from the problems of recruiting employees.

“While much of the rest of the country is struggling to find jobs for people, in the Aberdeen area we are struggling to find people for jobs. We set up this event to examine, with Steve Harris’s insight and expertise, why the Aberdeen area is struggling to attract new workers.

“We are also looking forward to hearing some of the strategies that his organisation is implementing to attract workers to the Aberdeen area.”

The ‘Locate to Aberdeen’ event is on Tuesday, October 28 at the Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen at 12.15 for 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Places can be booked at www.iod.com/scotland or by telephoning IoD Scotland on 0131 557 5488.
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