Seven in ten UK organisations admit to making compromises in their hires in a desperate bid to overcome the current skills gap. This is according to research1 from NGA Human Resources, the HR and payroll expert. With growth critical to business success, the overwhelming majority of those questioned, nine in ten, feel the current skills crisis is holding back UK growth, with three in four businesses experiencing a skills shortage.

Source: UK firms making compromises in hires as skills shortage stunts growth

Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center. “We do see a lack of capability and capacity in skilled professionals, and that’s partly due to massive demand across the world that stretches an already small, existing pool of people,” Bryce Boland, Asia Pacific chief technology officer at Milpitas, California-based FireEye Inc., a cybersecurity firm, said in an interview in Singapore last week.

Source: Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore – Bloomberg Business