Exclusive Report: Find Out Which Skills You Need to Get the Job
The Skills Gap Report
Key findings include:
The job market is tough. Only 2 in every 10 companies surveyed are currently searching for new employees.
Even with low demand, employers are having difficulty to find candidates with the required skills. The difficulty is accentuated with senior positions, with 39% of respondents claiming they find it 'very difficult' to find senior candidates with the required skills.
Employers are looking for soft skills. Interestingly, 'technical skills' were often seen as posing the least challenge, while 'soft skills' are regarded as most lacking.
Job seekers are more confident regarding skills, although they're having a hard time finding a job. Contrary to employer feedback, job seekers generally regard themselves as having a high degree of competency across most skills, with those seeking senior positions being more confident. Yet, half of the job seekers surveyed say it is difficult to secure a job with their current skill level.
Cited solution: Training. According to 42% of respondents, the best solution to tackle the skills gap crisis is by having companies provide enough training opportunities to employees.