Competition for professionals heating up

40 per cent of executives say it’s challenging to find skilled talent: Survey
By Dianne Hunnam-Jones
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/18/2010

While the recession may technically be over, the unemployment rate remains relatively high. In August, it rose to 8.1 per cent in Canada as more people began looking for jobs.

With so many professionals still out of work, it would appear locating and hiring new talent would be fairly easy.

But many employers are discovering this is not necessarily the case, with 40 per cent of executives saying it is challenging to find skilled talent today, according to the latest Robert Half Professional Employment Report.