Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-27 :
Of the issues raised in EB25, this, the 27th reading, considered 'Skills', 'Recruitment' and 'Borrowing'. Also included was a question on paper based surveys.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Key Skills? (eg. Numeracy, Communication, basic IT skills etc.)
Q2To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Technical Skills?
Q3To what extent do you lose valuable staff due to poaching by large firms?
Q4To what extent do you lose valuable staff due to poaching by small firms?
Q5To what extent is your business constrained by problems of recruitment of or access to graduates?
Q6To what extent is your business constrained by the cost of borrowing?
Q7How many paper based surveys have you been asked to complete in the last 3 months?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q9To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q10To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q11Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q12Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Key Skills? (eg. Numeracy, Communication, basic IT skills etc.)
ResponseTotal answers: 258
%
1 Highly3.5%
29.7%
331.4%
432.6%
5 Not at all22.9%

(2) To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Technical Skills?
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
1 Highly7.3%
220.5%
325.1%
429%
5 Not at all18.1%

(3) To what extent do you lose valuable staff due to poaching by large firms?
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
1 Highly1.5%
27.7%
310.4%
427%
5 Not at all53.3%

(4) To what extent do you lose valuable staff due to poaching by small firms?
ResponseTotal answers: 261
%
1 Highly1.1%
26.9%
310.7%
430.3%
5 Not at all51%

(5) To what extent is your business constrained by problems of recruitment of or access to graduates?
ResponseTotal answers: 261
%
1 Highly1.9%
29.2%
318.4%
421.1%
5 Not at all49.4%

(6) To what extent is your business constrained by the cost of borrowing?
ResponseTotal answers: 260
%
1 Highly10.4%
218.8%
320%
420%
5 Not at all30.8%

(7) How many paper based surveys have you been asked to complete in the last 3 months?
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
None21.6%
One12%
Two25.9%
Three14.7%
More than three25.9%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
1 Highly8.1%
223.2%
328.2%
423.6%
5 Not at all17%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
1 Highly16.2%
217%
318.1%
421.6%
5 Not at all27%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 261
%
1 Highly19.5%
214.2%
328%
421.8%
5 Not at all16.5%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)12%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)23.2%
Remained static43.6%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)15.1%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)6.2%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 259
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)9.3%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)39.8%
Remain static39.8%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.9%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.3%