A study on Talent Shortage by staffing firm Manpower Group shows that the battle for the right candidate continues to rage as 48 percent of Indian employers struggle to find the right candidate for the job. While this number is down by 19 percent from last year, India's hunt for suitable employees is high compared to global average of 34 percent. The study shows that while it was difficult to hunt for R&D, sales manager and IT staff last year, this year the positions are for IT staff, marketing/public relations /communication staff and engineers. Personal assistants, call centre operators, researchers are also hard to find this year.
Lack of available candidates, technical competencies amongst the available lot, refusal to move to another location, poor image of the occupation, weak soft skills and demand for a higher salary have been key reasons in Asia Pacific for the posts to remain vacant.
Source: The Economic Times