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Post-pandemic labor markets have demonstrated extraordinary resilience in many countries with low unemployment and growing talent shortages.

Today, 77% of employers report difficultly in filling roles – a 17-year high.

In our ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage survey, we provide the real-time data and insight that companies and people need to respond to today’s trends.


Driving Factors

As the global economy steadily recovers, employers are more optimistic and hiring demand remains strong.

Combined with changing skills needs, talent shortages have been pushed to their highest levels since our survey began in 2006.


Filling The Gap

Whoever holds the skilled talent holds the key to the future.


Building Human Strengths

As every aspect of life becomes more tech enabled, human strengths stand out.  


Addressing the Skills Gap

As skills needs are changing faster than ever and talent is at a premium, employers are reassessing their workforce needs and how to meet them.

Organizations are now planning to invest in their people more than ever before.


Overcoming Talent Shortages

Nearly 3 in 5 organizations (57%) plan to offer more flexibility for when or where work is done as talent scarcity grows.

Accelerate Your Talent Strategy

To keep pace, an effective talent strategy should comprise four key elements: build, buy, borrow, bridge.

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Invest in learning and development to grow your talent pipeline

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Go to the external market to attract talent that can’t be built in-house

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Cultivate communities of talent outside the organization

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Help people move on or move up to new roles within the organization

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As workforce experts, ManpowerGroup finds work for millions of people each year around the world. Find out how we can help your organization find and retain the best talent.

About This Survey

ManpowerGroup surveyed nearly 39,000 employers across 41 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Türkiye, UK and the US.