New Delhi: Over one-third of companies globally are facing difficulty in finding suitable talent to fill vacancies, but Indian employers can take a sigh a relief as in comparison talent shortage is least problematic here, a latest survey says.
According to 2008 Talent Shortage Survey by global human resource firm Manpower, about 31% of employers worldwide are having difficulty filling positions due to lack of suitable talent. In the last survey, the proportion was 41%.
However, the survey revealed that the talent shortage appears to be least problematic in India with just 125 employers facing difficulties, along with those in the United Kingdom at 12%.
In China, about 15% employers face problems in getting the right kind of people, while in Ireland and the Netherlands it is 14% and 15% respectively.
Meanwhile, companies finding it most difficult to fill vacancies with suitable talent are in Romania (73%) Japan (63%) Hong Kong (61%) Singapore (57%) Australia (52%) and Taiwan (51%) the survey said.
But the picture is not so rosy for India when compared to last year’s survey. The percentage of employers in India facing talent shortage has increased to 12% in the 2008 survey as compared to nine% in the previous year.