The Jobs Are There, But the People Are Not


Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… hiring optimism remains strong, but talent shortages continue to pose problems. Despite the need and want to hire, recruiting the talent needed to fill vacancies remains the biggest challenge for businesses of all shapes and sizes. 

The latest installment of the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 40,000 employers across 40 countries finds global talent shortages are at a 16-year high with 75% of employers reporting they cannot find the people they need. An increase of 6% from one year ago and double the difficulty found in 2010 (31%), with the most difficult roles to fill globally in Education, Health, Social Work, Government, IT and Telecom, and Banking and Finance.