Perception vs. Reality in Staffing – Survey Highlights the Difference

By ATR International |   Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 08:56 AM

CareerBuilder, in conjunction with Inavero, just released its 7th annual Opportunities in Staffing study which identifies key trends and performance benchmarks for staffing clients, talent and providers. The report provides a host of interesting statistics and information on a range of topics but I’d like to highlight something that I found particularly informative: on many questions there was a significant difference between the perceptions and realities between the groups. For example:

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An Unsettling Trend in Hiring

By ATR International |   Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

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The High Unemployment Talent Shortage

By ATR International |   Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 08:55 AM

“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink” wrote Samuel Taylor Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With national unemployment hovering above 8% but employers still reporting significant trouble in filling open positions, it seems an apt description of the current labor market. We’ve heard the terms “talent mismatch,” “skills gap,” and “talent shortage” repeatedly in the news, and I’ve written on this before on Staffing 360. There is no shortage of stories on the topic. Recently, ManpowerGroup released the 2012 results of its annual talent shortage survey revealing that “49% of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions” and CareerBuilder's new Talent Crunch Study reports that 38% have open positions for which they can’t find qualified people. Their study also highlighted some of the many reasons that companies should be concerned about those unfilled spots:

  • 34% of those surveyed reported job vacancies led to low quality work because of overworked employees;
  • 23% cited a loss in revenue; 
  • 33% of employers said vacancies have caused lower morale; and
  • 17% saw higher turnover rates. 

ManpowerGroup reports that in the US the top 10 hardest jobs to fill were:

  • Skilled Trades
  • Engineers
  • IT Staff
  • Sales Representatives
  • Accounting & FinanceStaff
  • Drivers
  • Mechanics
  • Nurses
  • Machinists/Machine Operators
  • Teachers
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