This term causes stomach pains for recruiters: the shortage of skilled workers. It is becoming more and more difficult to attract and successfully recruit suitable employees. But what exactly is this all about? What are the reasons and what are the effects? In this article, we show you all the relevant facts about the shortage of skilled workers and provide you with solutions.
The shortage of skilled workers has been on everyone's lips for some time and will continue to be one of the greatest challenges of our time. Companies and their recruiters are confronted with this frightening concept and experience on a daily basis that it is becoming more and more difficult to recruit suitable specialists for their company. The first step in the right direction is to deal with the facts. We have summarized these for you in the following - and of course we will also provide you with solutions.
There are multiple reasons for the shortage of skilled workers and the current situation on the employment market. These are the most influential triggers:
What are the effects of the shortage of skilled workers and which sectors and areas are most affected? Here are the facts:
One thing is quite clear: the shortage of skilled workers has spared only a few companies. The affected companies deal with this problem in very different ways:
According to a study, 54% of companies have increased the number of employees for recruiting in the last 3 years. Another survey shows that employers are expanding their development and training opportunities (54%), adapting their requirements (36%), offering additional benefits (33%), recruiting outside regular pools (33%) or trying out other work models (30%).
Shockingly, only every third company that does not see itself affected by the shortage of skilled workers is engaged in strategic personnel planning and is thus arming itself for the future. However, even those companies that are affected do not make an effort to do so: only one in two companies in this sector is engaged in strategic personnel planning.
There are numerous ways of counteracting the shortage of skilled workers. In general, new ways and measures need to be found to deal with the situation. We would like to give you these three basic building blocks along the way:
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