Employers consistently have done more with less in the past few years, and though the economy may be picking back up, company leaders don’t expect that the difficulty in finding skilled workers will have an impact on business. This is according to results from ManpowerGroup in its seventh annual Talent Shortage Survey, which explains the world's ongoing talent shortage crisis — in which one in three employers (34%) globally are reporting difficulty in filling jobs due to lack of available talent. This year's data reveal the crisis' deeper impact, as 56% of employers now indicate that unfilled positions are expected to have little or no impact on constituents, such as customers and investors, a considerable increase from 36% in 2011.
"Talent shortages are endemic, but employers have gotten used to doing more with less and hesitate to hire until they see demand and can find talent with the specific skills they need," says Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "Surprisingly, employers are now less concerned about the impact of these shortages on customers and investors, a perspective which signals acceptance of the new normal.”
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