IoD June breakfast to analyse Guernsey recruitment challenges

Posted: 17/06/2022

Wendy Dorey_IoD_jun22The IoD’s June breakfast will discuss the growing challenges of recruitment in Guernsey and the knock-on threat to Guernsey’s GDP.  

Some 74% of Directors at the IoD’s Mid-term event in March said they were struggling to recruit graduates, while 66% said a lack of good-quality, affordable housing was a key barrier to recruiting young workers. 

The audience will hear from a panel of business leaders:
• Paul Hodgson, Chair of GIBA and Managing Director of Butterfield
• Victoria Oliver, President of Planning for the States of Guernsey
• Paul Mason, Managing Director of RG Falla
• Rollo de Sausmarez, Founder of Beyond Strategy. 

The panel moderator will be Wendy Dorey (pictured), Chair of the IoD Guernsey branch. 

Wendy said: "The current recruitment crisis means a number of companies have had no choice but to set up satellite offices off-island or redirect work to branches in other jurisdictions in order to fill vacancies.

"This issue could have long-term repercussions for Guernsey’s economic health unless swift action is taken." 

Issues under discussion will include the lack of affordable housing, the opportunity empty hotels could provide, active transport strategies, limitations within the population policy, and long-term repercussions on Guernsey’s economic health.  

The breakfast event will take place at the Old Government House Hotel in the Colborne Room from 7:45am to 9am on Thursday 23 June. Tickets can be purchased here.


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