Autotech Group celebrates talent summit

Autotech Group is celebrating the success of its inaugural Talent Recharge event, when more than 200 leaders from the automotive industry met to discuss the industry’s skills shortage.

Held under the banner, ‘How to gain, train and retain talent’, the event included a line-up of speakers, along with interactive roundtable and panel discussions to help delegates devise and deploy successful long term talent strategies.

Meanwhile, live polls revealed that 100% of respondents felt that their business’ current talent strategy was not fit for purpose, over 75% felt that recruitment had become even more difficult following the pandemic, and 45% admitted that the skills shortage had cost their business over £100k in the last 12 months.

The event also saw IMI’s Jim Saker and Joanna Hollingdale present the findings from its recent Diversity Task Force Report and opened up the floor with questions from the audience on how to implement diversity and inclusivity into their recruitment strategies.

Gavin White, CEO, Autotech Group, said: “We were delighted with the success of Talent Recharge. The fact that so many senior leaders from the automotive industry attended is demonstrative of the impact the skills shortage is having on the sector and there was a real feeling of wanting to make a difference. We hope now that businesses can take the information shared on the day and implement long lasting strategies which will help turn the tide.”