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Exeter City Council Workforce Skills Business Survey

Exeter City Council commissioned SERIO to conduct a telephone survey with 248 Exeter-based businesses between July and August 2013.

The sampling strategy was designed to be statistically representative of Exeter's sectoral composition (IDBR business data).

The purpose of the survey was to enable the Council to better understand the issues and challenges facing businesses in relation to skills, and was structured around three broad themes: 1. Employee skills and qualifications, such as whether all employees have the skills required for them to be fully proficient at their job, and the impact of any skills deficiencies; 2. Training and development, including the key barriers to arranging training and anticipated spend over the next 12 months; and 3. Recruitment, such as the impact of hard-to-fill vacancies on businesses, and the attitudes of business owners toward the recruitment of School, FE, and HE leavers.

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