More than 60% of American companies responding to a survey released Wednesday say they are having a hard time attracting employees with critical skills, the third consecutive year of increased difficulty. International corporations fare even worse in the survey conducted by Towers Watson and WorldatWork, but stress levels there are markedly lower.
Globally, 72% of 1,605 firms asked cite problems finding and hiring critical-skill workers. In the United States, it’s 61%, comparable to pre-Great Recession levels. More than 50% of all respondents also reported trouble with critical-skill retention.
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