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* 1. What is the total number of employees you have across all locations in the UK?

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* 2. Which of the following options best describes the primary activity/ main industry sector of your organisation?

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* 3. Which business functions does your organisation have in the UK? (Select all that apply)

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* 4. Regarding your interest or participation in the 2021 ChemUK Expo, which category best describes your potential involvement. (Select all that apply)

The following section asks questions that are specific to the 'knowledge' requirements of your workforce.

'Knowledge' in this sense refers to the technical detail and ‘know-how’ that an employee needs to both attain and understand in order to carry out their duties.  Some knowledge will be specific to the occupation, but some may be broader and not role specific e.g. emergency response.

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* 5. Do you consider that your existing workforce has the right knowledge to...

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capitalise on advances in the digitalisation of systems and processes, data analysis, etc?
maximise the opportunities presented by new technologies, processes & materials?
support the transition to more sustainable technologies / energy efficiency, etc?
easily meet current and future regulatory regime requirements?

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* 6. Do you believe there is currently a significant need for the acquisition of knowledge at any of the following levels?

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Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority/ Operational Management
Senior Executive

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* 7. Do you believe that changes to future knowledge requirements will impact on any of the following levels?

  Yes No
Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives 
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority / Operational Management
Senior Executive 
The following section asks questions that are specific to the 'skills' requirements of your workforce.

This is where the employees’ knowledge is applied in a practical manner. 'Skills' will have been learned through both experience, and on-the-job training from a senior or more experienced member of staff.

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* 8. Do you consider that your existing workforce has the right skills to...

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capitalise on advances in the digitalisation of systems and processes, data analysis, etc?
maximise the opportunities presented by new technologies, processes & materials?
support the transition to more sustainable technologies / energy efficiency, etc?
easily meet current and future regulatory regime requirements?

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* 9. Do you believe there is currently a significant need for the acquisition of skills at any of the following levels?

  Yes No
Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives 
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority/ Operational Management
Senior Executive

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* 10. Do you believe that changes to future skills requirements will impact on any of the following levels?

  Yes No
Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority / Operational Management
Senior Executive
The following section asks questions that are specific to the 'behaviours' requirements of your workforce.

Behaviours are mainly referring to the mindset that the employee has. Do they think in a way that is required for the duties they are expected to carry out? These don’t just have to be instinctive, they can be learnt too. Examples of behaviours include: teamwork, problem solving, and having a professional attitude

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* 11. Do you consider that your existing workforce has the right behaviours to...

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capitalise on advances in the digitalisation of systems and processes, data analysis, etc?
maximise the opportunities presented by new technologies, processes & materials?
support the transition to more sustainable technologies / energy efficiency, etc?
easily meet current and future regulatory regime requirements?

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* 12. Do you believe there is currently a significant need for the modification of behaviours at any of the following levels?

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Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives 
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority/ Operational Management
Senior Executive 

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* 13. Do you believe that changes to future behaviours requirements will impact on any of the following levels?

  Yes No
Operations / Maintenance Technicians & Operatives
Business support functions (I.e. finance, recruitment, HR, L&D, etc.)
Technical Authority / Operational Management
Senior Executive 

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* 14. Do you expect it to become easier, or more difficult, to recruit staff with the right skillset (knowledge/ skills/ behaviours) in the future?

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* 15. In order to meet your future skills requirements, which of the following do you feel you will need to increase? (select all that apply)

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* 16. Do you have any additional comments, questions, or concerns you would like to share? (optional)

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