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One in seven employers struggle to recruit
Research suggests that One in seven employers are struggling to fill vacancies despitelong-term unemployment reach a record high. After a survey of 2,100 participants it has been highlight that Enginerring, catering, management and sales role are among the hardest to fill. Some fifteen ‘pc’ of companies said they had difficulty filling positions this year, up from nine ‘pc’ in 2010 and the highest number since 2007.
A lack of technical skills and too few job applications are the main reasons why companies find it difficult to recruit. (Manpower 2013) The findings come as the number of people of work reach 2.46 m in the three months to March, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday. This represented a fall compared to the previous quarter, but the number of people out of work for 12 months or more rose by 20.000 to 850,000, its highest level ever. However, in a survey seen by The Daily Telegraph, several emplyers reported a skills shortage in the UK’s core industries.
According to the survey, engineering jobs are the most difficult to fill so far this year, up from third position in 2010. In the last six years, engineering has consistently been one of the top four most difficult roles to fill. Nearly half of UK employers broaden their candidate search outside of their local region when struggling to fill roles. However, 21 ‘pc’ of employers cite lack of suitable experience for not being able to fill roles. Just 2 ‘pc’ say pay is a barrier for filling roles. The Most difficult jobs to fill in the UK
- Management/ executive
- Sales representatives
- Skilled trades
(Written and accredited to Louise Peacock – Telegraph 2013)
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