One in three employers globally are reporting difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent, according to international staffing firm ManpowerGroup‘s seventh annual talent shortage survey.
This year’s data reveals the crisis’ deeper impact as 56 percent of employers now indicate unfilled positions are expected to have little or no impact on constituents, such as customers and investors, a considerable increase from 36 percent in 2011.
“Talent shortages are endemic, but employers have gotten used to doing more with less and hesitate to hire until they see demand and can find talent with the specific skills they need,” said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO. “Surprisingly, employers are now less concerned about the impact of these shortages on customers and investors, a perspective which signals acceptance of the new normal.”
How can you take advantage of this new environment? Make sure your temporary employees are trained for a variety of positions so they can multi-task and do more with less. These are the candidates employers are looking for when filling jobs.