It may seem like the challenge of finding the right talent to fill current needs is localized to the technology world, but a recent study from worldwide recruitment firm ManpowerGroup found that industries across the globe are struggling.
According to the study of 40,000 employers from around the world, 35 percent of respondents reported difficulties finding workers with the right skill sets during the first quarter of 2013. That is the highest the number has been since the start of the recession.
The problem isn't a lack of options in the talent pool, as unemployment rates are hitting record highs. The issue is that those employees do not have the skills executives need. The study points the finger at the education system and institutions not putting young people just entering the workforce in a place to succeed.
"The fact that employers in Europe still report talent shortages when youth unemployment remains one of Europe's biggest challenges is a call to action for businesses, education and governments to collaborate to solve this mismatch," Jonas Prising, the president of the ManpowerGroup, said. "Companies and education providers must collaborate effectively on post-crisis curricula, targeted skill development and skills matching."
Just look at the IT channel. Any professional who does not possess skills in mobility, the cloud or wireless networking, is limiting his or her career opportunities as these are areas that many companies are starting to embrace.
Many businesses have started leaning on VARs and MSPs to handle tasks that can't be done internally. Solution providers that have partnered with VAR Staffing can bring in the impactful talent that companies desire.