It’s not just tech ⁠— there is a severe shortage of talent in these sectors

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It’s not just tech ⁠— there is a severe shortage of talent in these sectors
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  • Manpower Employment Outlook survey revealed 89% of the employers facing struggle to fill vacancies in India.
  • The survey was conducted by interviewing around 3,406 employers in India to gain a perspective on the overall employment outlook in India in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • The hiring plans are reportedly the strongest in seven years. Companies plan to increase hiring in the fourth quarter of 2021.
A new survey by Manpower Employment Outlook revealed that despite several companies being on a hiring spree in India, 89% of the employers are facing a hard time in filling up vacancies. The major reason behind this is lack of skilled talent.

It’s not just tech ⁠— there is a severe shortage of talent in these sectors
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The hiring plans are reportedly the strongest in seven years. Companies plan to increase hiring in the fourth quarter of 2021. The sentiment marker for the Oct-Dec 2021 period is up 37% compared to the preceding three months and up 40% as compared to last year’s fourth quarter.

The survey was conducted by interviewing around 3,406 employers in India to gain a perspective on the overall employment outlook in India in the fourth quarter of 2021.
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The recent spike in the use of technology, since the pandemic broke out, had led to a sharp rise in demand for engineers and tech-savvy talents. However, the new survey shows that the talent crunch extends beyond the tech vertical too.


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The graph clearly shows the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector facing the maximum talent shortage with 95% followed by, Mining industry with 94% and then the Transportation and Utilities sector with 91%.

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To fill the job vacancies, organisations are offering different incentives ⁠— 55% of them are offering training, skills development or monitoring, 49% offer more flexible work schedules, 41% offer increased wages, 25% lower job skills or experience requirements.

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