Skilled workers are a vital part of the workforce and in 2015 it has become harder than ever to find skilled people to fill some vital business positions.
Every year, human resources consulting group ManpowerGroup releases its Talent Shortage Survey, to determine which professions are struggling the most to find the skilled professionals. The survey specifically explains which 10 positions are the hardest to find skilled workers.
ManpowerGroup creates the Talent Shortage Survey with help from 42,000 hiring manager, in 42 countries. Manager are asked to answer such questions as, “How much difficulty are you having filling jobs due to lack of available talent?” and “What level of impact does this talent shortage have your ability to meet client needs?”
In a statement from the company ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising explains, “The working population is declining, forcing employers to select from shrinking talent pools. Technology is evolving faster than ever, changing the skills needed for jobs and shortening the life cycle of those skills. We are also seeing a bifurcation of the workforce — those with in-demand skills versus those with high-supply skills.”
42% of employers surveyed this year reported that talent shortages resulted in a reduced ability to serve clients, the same percentage also said they experienced reduced competition and productivity.
Leading the list for the sixth year in a row is skilled trade workers. Those workers have topped the list since 2010 and have appeared on the survey since 2006.
The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In 2015
1) Skilled Trade Workers
2) Sales Representatives
7) Accounting and Finance Staff
8) Secretaries, PAs, Administrative Assistants, and Office Support Staff
9) IT Staff
10) Production/Machine Operators
If you are looking for a position that offers a good chance of job placement, there are definitely plenty of options being left on the table.