Recruitment difficulties revealed



Three out of five organisations have had problems filling vacancies, especially for managerial and professional staff, according to a new report.

A survey of almost 500 human resources departments also found that labour turnover had declined since the start of the financial crisis in 2008.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said one in six of those questioned reported an absence of applicants were adding to recruitment problems.

Firms were also having trouble finding technical specialists, said the report.
Ksenia Zheltoukhova, of the CIPD, said: "The low-skilled jobs market is a battleground for jobseekers, with more than 40 applicants per vacancy, but employers still struggle to find talent that is well qualified.

"Low rates of labour turnover suggests that some workers at the top end of the labour market are staying put in their jobs in these economically uncertain times."

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