Eric van Gils
The latest Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Survey, which polled nearly 10 000 respondents in 119 countries, had 73 respondents from South Africa.
A consistent theme from the overall survey was that finding qualified experienced hires globally continues to be a challenge, and amongst the South African respondents 47% of the corporates indicated that finding qualified experienced hires was their biggest recruitment challenge.
Other talent acquisition challenges identified by South African firms included :
Identifying full-time talent with right skills
Taking too long to onboard employees
Finding qualified entry level hires
Even with South Africa’s significantly high unemployment rate, our clients’ tell us their experience is in line with the results of the survey, and they continue to find it challenging to identify the right qualified experience hires.
If we want our economy to grow at an acceptable rate over the next few years we need to close the gap between the skills businesses need and the skills our unemployed fellow citizens have.
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