The global skills landscape: a complex puzzle: the Hays Global Skills Index 2016


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Hays (Firm)


Skills shortages and skills mismatches are worrying issues for businesses. When employers find it difficult to recruit the people with the skills they need, there are real costs involved. These may be lost business, reduced productivity or a need to undertake additional training to upskill people. There are also implications for the workload and welfare of existing staff with increasing pressure to meet growing demand. The index helps to identify where there are skills shortages, or too great a skill pool for the jobs available and also looks at the effect this has on wages. The report...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Participation; Income; Employment; Industry; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Labour force participation; Skill shortage; Skills mismatch; Wage; Labour demand; Labour supply; Government role; Government policy

Geographic subjects: Asia; Oceania; Europe; Middle East; North America; Central America and the Caribbean; South America; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Great Britain; Hong Kong (China); Hungary; India; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Singapore; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Arab Emirates; United States

Published: London, England: Hays, 2016

Physical description: 53 p.

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Also called: The Hays Global Skills Index 2016

Series: Hays Global Skills Index; 2016

The interactive online version of the index may be found at:

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 126.57

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