rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

September 02, 2013 13:57 IST

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

     Next

Next

To understand the difficulties employers are facing in acquiring the right talent, ManpowerGroup conducted a survey with over 38,000 employers worldwide.

ManpowerGroup, a US-based company that offers work force solutions, found that world over 38 per cent employers are facing difficulties filling jobs with the right candidate.

The reason for not getting the right talent differs widely. Some feel that candidates do not have the technical competencies, some do not candidate with right experience, and some candidates want more pay than offered.

Let’s look at the countries facing the talent crunch.

Japan

Rank: 1

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 85 per cent

Japan is the third largest mobile manufacturer and has the largest electronics good industry. The country is often ranked as the most innovative country.

According to estimates, the unemployment rate in Japan is 4.6 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: A cluster of high-rise buildings in the Marunouchi district is seen in Tokyo.
Photographs: Reuters

     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Brazil

Rank: 2

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 68 per cent

Brazil is expected to become one of the five biggest economies in the world. Service industry is the biggest contributor to Brazil’s GDP.

The unemployment rate in Brazil is 4.6 per cent, according to estimates.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Buildings in the downtown core are seen in Salvador, Brazil.
Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

India

Rank: 3

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 61 per cent

India’s unemployment rate is 3.8 per cent. Some of the biggest sectors contributing to the GDP include services sector (56.4 per cent), industries (26.4 per cent) and agriculture (17.2 per cent).

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Mumbai skyline
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Turkey

Rank: 4

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 58 per cent

Turkey's largely free-market economy is increasingly driven by its industry and service sectors.

An aggressive privatisation program has reduced state involvement in basic industry, banking, transport, and communication, and an emerging cadre of middle-class entrepreneurs is adding dynamism to the economy and expanding production beyond the traditional textiles and clothing sectors, according to CIA’s the World  Factbook.

Estimates put Turkey’s unemployment at 8.8 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: A seagull sits at the observation deck of the historical Galata tower with snow-covered Karakoy district and the old city in the background in Istanbul.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Hong Kong

Rank: 5

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 57 per cent

Hong Kong is one of the leading international financial sectors in the world. Hong Kong’s service-oriented economy is characterised by low taxation, near free port trade and well established international financial market, according to Wikipedia.

The estimated unemployment rate in Hong Kong is about 3.4 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Hong Kong skyline
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Bulgaria

Rank: 6

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 54 per cent

World Bank term Bulgaria as an industrialised upper-middle-income country. Main contributors to GDP include services (63.2 per cent), industry (31.2 per cent), and Agriculture (5.6 per cent).

The country has an unemployment rate of 9.9 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Business Park in Sofia city.
Photographs: Cadiboy/Wikimedia Commons

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Romania

Rank: 7

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 54 per cent

The country is a regional leader in many fields such as IT and automobile. It’s capital city Bucharest is one of the biggest financial centres in eastern Europe.

Romania has an unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: City Gate Towers at Bucharest.
Photographs: Mihai Petre/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

New Zealand

Rank: 8

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 51 per cent

New Zealand ranks third in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index. Some of the main industries include food processing, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, finance, and tourism.

The country has an unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Auckland skyline.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Israel

Rank: 9

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 50 per cent

The economy of Israel is a technologically advanced market economy, including rapidly developing high-tech, agricultural, financial and service sectors, according to Wikipedia.

Some of the major industries in the country include high-technology products, metal products, and electronic and biomedical equipment. Israel’s diamond industry is world renowned and the country is one of the major centres for cutting and polishing diamonds.

Unemployment rate in Israel is about 5.6 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Arab neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem are seen in the background as tourists walk atop a wall surrounding Jerusalem's Old City.
Photographs: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Singapore

Rank: 10

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 47 per cent

The country has one of the lowest unemployment rates of 1.9 per cent. It ranks first in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index.

Some of the major industries include electronics, chemicals, financial services, and life sciences.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Singapore skyline.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Taiwan

Rank: 11

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 46 per cent

Economy of Taiwan is an indispensable partner in the Global Value Chains of Electronics Industry. Electronic components and personal computer are two areas of international strength of Taiwan's Information Technology industry, according to Wikipedia.

Unemployment rate in Taiwan is around 4.18 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: A new landmark, the Taipei 101, towers over Taipei's skyline.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Australia

Rank: 12

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 45 per cent

The Australian economy is dominated by its service sector, comprising 68 per cent of GDP. The mining sector represents 10 per cent of GDP and the "mining-related economy" represents 9 per cent of GDP.

Other than mining, some of the major industries include wine, wool, brewing and tourism.

Australia’s unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent.


Image: Sydney skyline
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Argentina

Rank: 13

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 41 per cent

The unemployment rate in Argentina is about 7.2 per cent and manufacturing is the largest contributor to its GDP (around 20 per cent of the GDP).

The country has a wide range of industries including food processing and beverages; motor vehicles and auto parts; appliances and electronics; chemicals, petrochemicals, and biodiesel, and tobacco products.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: Buenos Aires skyline.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Austria

Rank: 14

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 41 per cent

Austria is one of the 12 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita and has a well-developed social market economy, and a high standard of living, according to Wikipedia.

Some of the major industries include construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, and lumber and wood processing.

The unemployment rate in Austria is about 4.4 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: A general view of Vienna International Center and U.N. headquarters in Vienna.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Costa Rica

Rank: 15

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 40 per cent

The economy of Costa Rica is very stable, and depends essentially on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports.

Main industries include microprocessors, food processing, medical equipment, textiles and clothing, and fertiliser.

The unemployment rate in Costa Rica is about 7.9 per cent.

Click NEXT to read more…


Image: A view of rainbow over San Jose City.
Photographs: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

Prev     Next

India among countries facing severe manpower shortage

Prev     More
Prev

More

Untied States

Rank: 16

Percentage of employers unable to find the right talent: 39 per cent

The economy of the United States is the world's largest single national economy.

The US also has abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity.

It has highly diversified industries including petroleum, steel, auto, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining.

US unemployment rate is 7.4 per cent.


Image: New York skyline.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     More