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IT managers, network administrators, engineers, accountants and software developers are some of the positions that are the hardest to fill globally, says a new global study from human capital solutions firm CareerBuilder. According to the study companies around the world have at least one thing in common: difficulty filling in-demand jobs as organisations struggle to find qualified candidates.
The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 9 to June 5, 2013 and included more than 5,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals. Employers in the top ten world economies identified which positions their organisations typically take the longest to fill as they struggle to find qualified candidates.
The survey noted that while the positions that take the longest to fill vary from country to country, there are some similarities across the globe as engineering and technology positions and revenue-driving roles such as sales and customer service generally take the longest time to fill.
Commenting on the findings, CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said “Any positions that remain open for an extended period of time can negatively impact both the financial health of a company and its overall employee morale.”
Ferguson added that “we see more hiring managers embracing data tools that can measure market demand and supply of relevant labour in specific geographies, so they can adjust their recruitment strategies and fill vacancies in a timely manner”.