Survey Finds 40 Percent of Global Employers Report Talent Shortages

January 18, 2017 • Zach DiSchiano

A new study by ManpowerGroup discovered nearly half of all global employers are lacking in the talent department.

This is the highest percentage of employers who feel they have a talent shortage in a decade. To address the issue, employers are putting a bigger emphasis on training and developing existing employees to fill open positions.

Fifty-three percent of employers offer training and development to existing staff in hopes of improving the talent levels at their companies, while 36 percent are focused on recruiting outside the talent pool.

The survey found 26–28 percent of companies are exploring alternative sourcing strategies, providing additional perks and benefits to recruits, and paying higher salary packages to recruits. Nineteen percent are simply outsourcing the work.

You can find out more about the survey and what strategies companies are employing by viewing the 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey.

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