Almost half of UK employers expect to face a shortage of suitable candidates to fill permanent jobs in 2017,
That's according to this month's JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
To find out more about this Simon Rose was joined by Tom Hadley, REC Director of Policy
2016 year has been a year of leadership wins and losses- and one that all leaders can learn from.
This year we've seen some massive examples of leadership mistakes and misunderstandings.
So what went wrong in some of the high profile leadership errors we have observed this year, and what can we learn from them?
To find out more about this Simon was joined by Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, who is a leadership development expert with a focus on future trends for leadership. She is also co-author of "Leading Teams - 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions".
UK industrial production unexpectedly fell in October.
That's according to the latest figures from the ONS that show that industrial output was down 1.3% month on month, rather than the 0.2% increase forecast.
It was the worst month on month decline since 2012.
To find out more about this Simon spoke to Scott Bowman UK Economist at Capital Economics
It's a common scene in offices across the country; a computer that refuses to connect to the internet in one corner, an annoying colleague wittering on about their weekend plans in another and an air conditioning system that blasts icy cold air in the middle of winter.
Workplace annoyances might seem insignificant in isolation, but new research released by Samsung Electronics reveals that UK small business workers are losing 5.5 hours' office time a week because of minor irritations.
To find out more about this Greg Watt spoke to Sir Cary Cooper Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at the Manchester Business School and started by asking him what the biggest office pet peeves are.
Should the language of technology be considered as important, if not more so, than learning French, German or Spanish?
One man who thinks it is, is Jordan Poulton from coding school, Makers Academy.
Earlier today, Olivia Demetriades spoke to Jordan to discuss why it's now becoming one of the most important skills being taught in schools, and she began by asking what coding actually is.
A new report has revealed that hearing loss is costing the UK economy £1bn a year.
And with people working for longer an aging workforce means that that figure is set to rise.
To find out more about this Jinan Rahma spoke to Professor Les Mayhew of Cass Business School and author of the 'Listen Up! Hearing Loss in an ageing society' report and started by asking about why they carried out the research.
The OPEC nations have agreed their first cut in production since 2008.
The alliance of oil production companies have agreed to reduce production by around 1.2 million barrels a day, with Saudi Arabia set to shoulder the biggest portion of the cut, as well as agreeing to accept Iran continuing to produce at its pre-sanction level.
Simon Rose was joined live from the OPEC conference in Vienna by energy expert Peter Bild.
Growing fears for the UK economy has caused consumer confidence to fall.
It's that time of the month when GfK's consumer confidence barometer is released, and it recorded a 5 point drop this month, with all categories measured experiencing a decline.
Among the results was the forecast for personal finances over the coming year, dropping four points, and the general economic situation measure falling six, which is 19 points lower than November last year.
As always when we discuss GfK's consumer confidence barometer, Simon was joined live in the studio by Joe Staton, their head of market dynamics.