polled more than 2,000 members chosen at random from eight industries to ask about the lingering impact of the recession. While 52 percent reported difficulty filling specific positions, 71 percent of those recruiting in high tech said hiring was tough, along with 68 percent in manufacturing. They were the two sectors reporting the greatest difficulty.…
s revealed that global employers are encountering hiring difficulties.
According to data published by international recruiter Manpower, nearly one third of employers (31 per cent) report difficulties when it comes to filling key positions within their organisations.
The company's fifth annual Talent Shortage Survey of 35,000 employers across 36 countries found that talent is "everywhere yet nowhere".
Candidates for skilled trades, sales representatives, technicians and engineers continue being elusive as employers have struggled to fill these jobs for the past four years.
"Employers have gotten more specific about the combination of skill sets that they are looking for," explained Jeffrey Joerres, Manpower chairman and chief executive.
Recruiters will be glad to hear that companies in Ireland and other destinations, including Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, China and Singapore, are hiring, according to a recent survey by Berkley.…