Taiwan ranks 2nd in talent shortage: survey

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/07
By: Chiu Po-sheng and Frances Huang

Taipei, Nov. 8 (CNA) Taiwan has the second most acute shortage of talent in the world, trailing only 201611070022t0001Japan, according to the results of a survey released by global human resources firm ManpowerGroup on Monday.

ManpowerGroup said 73 percent of 1,005 employers polled in Taiwan felt that finding skilled talent in the country was difficult, well above the global average of 40 percent in the survey, which covered more than 42,000 employers in 43 countries and regions.

Taiwan’s figure was lower than only that of Japan, where about 86 percent of polled employers said it was hard to recruit skilled talent, ManpowerGroup said.

The 73 percent figure for Taiwan was also 16 percentage points higher than in a similar survey conducted in 2015 and the highest ever seen for Taiwan since it was first included in the annual ManpowerGroup survey since 2006.    [FULL  STORY]

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