Previous Article Next Article UK staff feel stuck in rut – and blame employersOn 5 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Nearly one-third of UK employees feel they are going nowhere in their jobs –costing their employers up to £200bn in wasted potential. The finding, by Foundation Degrees, finds almost half of the 571 employeessurveyed think they are undervalued, and four in 10 believe they are wastingvaluable skills and experience. Nearly 40 per cent of staff are frustrated at the lack of opportunity to trynew things and half want their jobs to be more challenging. Margaret Hodge, minister for lifelong learning and higher education, saidthe research shows the importance of continuing education and development.”Too much talent and ability is going to waste because employers arefailing to develop the potential of the people they have and appreciate thereal value of on-the-job learning and experience,” she said. “Foundation degrees can help people move out of career ruts and intobetter and more interesting jobs by equipping them with the technical know-how,academic knowledge and transferable skills that employers demand.” The research shows most employees believe employers are to blame for failingto fill skills gaps. Nine in 10 respondents believe employers are responsible for ensuring thereare enough skilled employees in the workplace. A similar proportion feel employers should give existing staff theopportunity to take on different skills and more responsibility beforerecruiting new people. Related posts:No related photos.