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Recruiters in India are facing a tough time in looking for talent and numbers are high

Recruiters in India are facing a tough time in looking for talent and numbers are high
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It has been surveyed that nearly 48% employers in India face problems when filling job positions because of low availability of talent. The survey also said the most difficult sectors, when it comes to hiring are accounting, finance and IT.

In an annual survey conducted by ManppowerGroup on Talent Shortage Survey, 40% of the 42,000 employers surveyed across the globe said they face such problems and it has been at its peak since 2007.

In India, the percentage went upto 48% and the reasons that are holding the talented back includes lack of soft skills as cited by 36% respondents and 34% said that the applicants has a desire for more pay than on offer.

IT personnel, accounting and finance staff, project and sales managers, customer service representatives and customer support technicians and quality controllers, this year, were the most required job titles.

"The demand index for IT and accounting professionals has been on a continuous rise. Focus on technology upgradation and better financial access will drive the sectors' growth in coming months," A G Rao, Group MD of ManpowerGroup India told ET.

Rao said that he feels that increase in automation will lead to a rise in high-skilled jobs. The areas that will get an increase in demand and fancy pays will be include big data, analytics, mobility, design, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence.

According to the survey report, 46% Asian recruiters faced such problems, 86% in Japan, 73% in Taiwan and 69% Hong Kong reported the similar problems. China though has the lowest count with just 10% employers facing this issue.

The report also read that since the skills are changing at a very fast pace, recruiters are now looking forward and solving the problem from the inside. 36% of Indian employers have decided to develop and train their own people.
(image: IndiaTimes)

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