- Most respondents in the Monster "Future of Work" survey (93%) said they’re planning to hire more talent in 2022. Half of those positions are projected to be "completely new roles," according to Monster’s 2022 "Future of Work" report.
- Many (42%) of employers said they weren’t confident about filling open roles with "right-fit candidates."
- Within this subsect, 58% of participants said the workplace skills gap is to blame, with 43% citing competition with their peers for talent.
Complaints about the workplace skills gaps or "brain drain," referencing the loss over time of institutional knowledge, are on the rise.
In a recent Association for Talent Development report, 83% of employers surveyed said their workforces lack skills needed to succeed, with most (78%) anticipating a similar disparity in the future.
Likewise, 87% of Monster’s survey participants said they have struggled to fill an open role because of skills gaps. This number is up 7% from last year’s report; with 30% of respondents this year saying explicitly that they believe the skills gap has gotten worse.
Notably, 63% of employers said they’re willing to hire someone with transferable skills and train them, and 22% of job candidates surveyed said they want skills training and development from their next employer.