India Inc faces talent shortage: Manpower

May 20, 2011

NEW DELHI: Talent shortage is again becoming a worrying factor for Indian employers, said a survey conducted by HR consulting firm Manpower.

According to the survey, 67% of employers in India are struggling to fill jobs, second only to Japan, where 80% employers reported struggling to fill positions. The India figure is almost double of the global average, which stood at 34%.

The survey further revealed that Indian employers are experiencing difficulty filling critical positions within their organisations, which includes positions in research & development, sales managerial positions and IT staff, compared to last year's jobs of skilled trades, cleaners & domestic staff and accounting & finance staff. In fact, one in three employers world-wide is struggling to fill key vacancies.

"While not all employers are feeling the pain associated with the global talent shortage, external forces mean it is likely that they will soon feel pressure," said Manpower Group India MD Sanjay Pandit. "Businesses need to adopt a long-term approach to ensure they have the talent they need to achieve their objectives."

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