Growth stifled by labour shortage

26 per cent of Canadian employers would have hired more
professional staff if available
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/09/2006

One quarter of Canadian employers are having difficulty filling permanent professional positions due to a lack of available talent, which is threatening growth plans, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by staffing firm Manpower, found that 24 per cent of employers are also paying higher wages for the same positions compared to the previous year due to professional talent shortages.

Manpower surveyed nearly 32,000 employers across 26 countries and territories in July and August, including 960 in Canada. The survey was conducted to determine the availability of suitable permanent professional candidates, such as lawyers and accountants, in the marketplace and the impact of available talent on wage inflation.