A record proportion of companies have difficulty recruiting new employees


Updates: 08.06.2021 15:38

Prague – 65 percent of Czech employers report having difficulty recruiting new employees. This is the largest share since 2009, when the ManpowerGroup recruitment agency began to measure the shortage of people with the necessary profile among employers. According to the group, only a quarter of them report that they have no problems filling vacancies, and a tenth are not sure.

There is a lack of people with technical education of all levels on the market. Among the worst-occupied positions are highly qualified engineers, IT specialists and doctors, as well as certified specialists such as welders, technicians, mechanics, drivers or accountants.

“In the future, there will be less and less demand for higher education and the emphasis will shift to specific qualifications and certification. Medium-sized jobs of this type account for 40 percent of all jobs in OECD countries and the demand for them continues to grow. will not always apply for a university degree, but will significantly depend on the constant development of skills, “said ManpowerGroup CEO Jaroslava Rezlerová.

The trend in the labor market is a growing shortage of suitable workers for unskilled jobs, such as assembly workers, storekeepers or, again after a pandemic, staff in accommodation and catering. “The lack of suitable talent reduces the ability of companies to satisfy customers, they must extend the delivery times of their goods and services, and at the same time their productivity and competitiveness are reduced,” Rezlerová added.

Medium-sized employers with between 50 and 250 employees face the shortage of people, with 73 percent of them reporting that they cannot find enough suitable candidates in the long term. For large companies with more than 250 employees, this is 65 percent. In small businesses with ten to 49 employees, 57 percent of people face a shortage of people, while in companies with less than ten, it is 63 percent.

The global average has reached record levels throughout the survey’s history since 2006, with 69 percent of companies facing a shortage of suitable people, driven mainly by the technological revolution and the changing structure of positions and new skills needs at all levels.

European employers have the greatest difficulties. The largest shortages of skilled workers are in France (88 percent), Romania (86 percent), Switzerland (83 percent), Belgium (83 percent) and Turkey (83 percent). The smallest shortages were recorded in China (28 percent), the USA (32 percent), India (43 percent) and South Africa (46 percent).

The most difficult employees in the Czech Republic are staffing in transport and logistics (36 percent), manufacturing (31 percent), IT (nine percent), sales and marketing (eight percent), administrative support (six percent), customer relations (five percent) and human resources (two percent).


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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