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Impacts of Understaffing

Unsurprisingly, businesses that were currently understaffed reported struggling with increased workloads and backlogs.

They also reported experiencing:

The skills shortage is having a large and detrimental effect on Members, their businesses and their families.

Many Members commented that understaffing was adversely affecting:

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Relationships are suffering, too

Members told us the consequences of the skills shortage were not just operational and financial, but mental and emotional, too. There is a strong human element to this problem.

The skills shortage is negatively affecting:

Want to learn more about this? Check out our article - Burnout: The Hidden Cost of the Skills Shortage