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Shortage in Switzerland Over Time

Globally, we found that more employers than ever are struggling to fill open jobs. In Switzerland, the latest data reveals that the number of employers reporting a lack of skills as a major impediment to hiring is now sitting below the global average at 33%.

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Talent Shortage by Company Size

In Switzerland large companies (250+ employees) have more difficulty filling roles as micro firms (less than 10 employees).

Midsized organizations (50-249) are feeling the pinch too, with 50% struggling to attract the skills they need. Small employers (10-49 employees) are doing slightly better, with 32 to 38% reporting skills shortages.

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Which Roles Are Most Difficult to Fill in Switzerland?

Skilled Trades - such as electricians, welders, mechanics, and more - are the most difficult skills to find in Switzerland followed by Sales Representatives and Management / Executive.

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Top Drivers of Talent Shortage

Applicants' lack of required hard skills, lack of applicants and lack of experience are the top drivers of talent shortages in Switzerland. As companies go digital and roles transform, finding candidates with the right blend of technical skills and human strengths, such as communication, collaboration and problem solving, is more important than ever.

TS Test Charts - Drivers
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  •  Lack of applicants
  •  Lack of experience
  •  Applicants lack required hard skills
  •  Applicants lack required soft skills
  •  Applicants expect higher pay than offered
  •  An issue specific to my organization
  •  Other/don’t know

Leveraging the Talent Shortage Research

Winning in the digital age demands faster, more targeted approaches than ever before. To keep pace in today’s Skills Revolution an effective talent strategy should comprise a blend of four key elements: build, buy, borrow and bridge.

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INVEST IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TO GROW YOUR TALENT PIPELINE

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GO TO MARKET TO ATTRACT TALENT THAT CANNOT BE BUILT IN-HOUSE

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CULTIVATE COMMUNITIES OF TALENT OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION

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HELP PEOPLE MOVE ON AND MOVE UP TO NEW ROLES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION

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Shortage Challenges

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