According to to the report : 2011 Talent Shortage Suvey Results, published by Manpower (NL), are there mismatches in the global supply and demand in the labour market. The global labour market is heavily out of balance. The survey was conducted among more than 35.000 employers in 36 countries.
Structural problems in filling vacancies.
Worldwide, 31 percent of employers has structural problems in filling vacancies. From Japan to South Africa, from the Netherlands to Peru. Many employers did not succeed, even with the current unemployement, to find the right people for important jobs.
The top five of countries with finding the right employees are:
1 Japen (76%)
2 Brazil (64%)
3 Argentina (53%)
4 Singapore (53%)
5 Poland (51%)
The best matches are found in the following countries:
1 Ireland (4%)
2 United Kingdom (9%)
3 Norway (11%)
4 United States (14%)
5 Spain (15%)
90 percent of the surveyed employers say that it are candidate-specific reasons why they are not able to supplement the critical shortages: lack of skills or not enough experience. The combination of a surplus of available people and also a shortage of suitable talent will lead soon to a crisis on the labour market.
1. Re-formulation of job descriptions, with more focus on the critical requirements in addition to developing the skills.
2. Indivual training programs instead of company-wide training programs.
3. Training programs between companies or branches.
4. Cooperation between businesses, schools, governments and individuals in education.