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Talent crunch even amid crisis: Manpower

Employers across the world including India are still facing trouble to fill vacant positions.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: May 29, 2009 4:43:11 pm

Notwithstanding the high level of unemployment globally,employers across the world including India are still facing trouble to fill vacant positions,staffing services firm Manpower said.

According to Manpower Inc’s fourth annual talent shortage survey,30 per cent of employers across the globe are still struggling to fill vacant positions available despite the global economic downturn,while in India the talent shortage figure stood at 20 per cent.

Employers who are facing the maximum difficulty in finding the right people to fill jobs are those in Romania (62 per cent),Taiwan (62 per cent),Peru (56 per cent),Japan (55 per cent),Australia (49 per cent),Costa Rica (48 per cent) and Poland (48 per cent).

“Despite high levels of unemployment in many markets,this year’s talent survey suggests a mismatch between the type of individuals available for work and the specific skills that employers are looking for,” Manpower Inc Chairman and CEO Jeffrey A Joerres said.

In the Asia Pacific region,the countries that are finding it difficult to find the right talent to fill jobs are in Taiwan (62 per cent),Japan (55 per cent),Australia (49 per cent) and New Zealand (39 per cent),China (15 per cent) and India (20 per cent).

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