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The importance of acquiring the right skills to compete

Wednesday, 24 November, 2010

In times of recession staff development and executive education are often the first budgets to be cut. However, according to Professor Colin Carnall, Director of Executive Education at Cass Business School the current recession has proven to be somewhat different with some organisations actually increasing their external training budgets.
Speaking in this week’s Cass Talks interview Professor Carnall stresses that the trends in existence in the job market now have always been there but they have been exacerbated by the recent economic turmoil. People who are successful in the market place are those that can read theses trends and access the right training to enhance their career prospects.
Professor Carnall concedes that it’s a tough job market but points to recent figures that show green shoots are emerging and employment prospects looking brighter. He believes that now is an excellent time to acquire the skills that will set you apart from the crowd.
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