Global Talent Shortages Reach 15-Year-High As Workforce Transformation Reshapes In-Demand Skills
ManpowerGroup Shares Practical Solutions to Close the Skills Gap and Broaden Share of Economic Prosperity at the World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit
Seven in ten employers globally are reporting difficulties hiring skilled workers in high-demand areas including Operations and Logistics, Manufacturing and Production, IT, and Sales and Marketing finds ManpowerGroup research of 42,000 employers in 43 countries released ahead of the World Economic Forum Jobs Reset Summit.
69% of employers globally – a 15-year high – are struggling to find workers with the right blend of technical skills and human strengths including accountability, reliability and discipline, resilience, stress tolerance and adaptability. More than one in three organizations have accelerated their digitization as a result of the pandemic and 86% of those plan to increase or maintain their hiring as a result, on the one hand creating a more digital and connected world, while also leading to growing polarization between those with the skills to take advantage of technical disruption, and those without.
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“Despite the impact of the pandemic on global unemployment we are already seeing signs of a much tighter labor market in many countries” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO. “Companies have increasingly specific skills needs as transformation accelerates making the need to find new ways to close the inequity gaps that exist at the intersection of race, gender, education and economic status even more urgent. I look forward to joining together with leaders from business, education and government at the World Economic Forum’s Job’s Summit this week to share insight and practical solutions to build back broader – helping people to pre-skill, upskill and reskill for in-demand roles to create a better workplace where everyone is able to have a more equitable share of prosperity.”
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