ManpowerGroup’s sixth-annual Talent Shortage Survey revealed that 52% of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations, up from 14 percent in 2010. The number of employers struggling to fill positions is at an all-time survey high despite an unemployment rate that has diminished only marginally during the last year. According to the more than 1,300 U.S. employers surveyed, the jobs that are most difficult to fill include Skilled Trades, Sales Representatives and Engineers. To see all 10 hardest jobs to fill, view the press release.
ManpowerGroup’s latest Fresh Perspectives Paper, “Manufacturing” Talent for the Human Age, makes recommendations for how employers should address this challenge of a scarcity of talent in the face of an abundance of available workers, including a holistic workforce strategy, updating work models and people practices to reflect the realities of the 21st century and collaborating with governments, academia and individuals.
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“Manufacturing” Talent for the Human Age
2011 Talent Shortage Survey Results