Skill shortages: prevalence, causes, remedies and consequences for Australian businesses

Business School curriculum Schools Australia

This report aims to improve our understanding of the causes of skill shortages, the way businesses respond and the short-term consequences of skill shortages.
Reponses from small- and medium-sized businesses reveal that skill shortages matter, but that their relationship to firm performance differs according to the nature of the skill shortage. The findings confirm that skill shortages are a complex labour market phenomenon and give rise to complex responses by firms.--------------------------------------------------Note: to access full publication it is necessary to register (for free) with NCVER.

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