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72% of companies have problems finding workers

Spain is facing a talent shortage problem that makes it very difficult for companies to find workers that fit their specific needs. This happens to 72% of the companies surveyed by Randstad and for its Human Resources Trends Report, prepared together with CEOE.

In addition, 90% admit to having searched for profiles in recent months and have encountered difficulties in filling vacancies, especially the most qualified ones. “Companies currently need more time to find talent, compared to the pre-pandemic situation,” they say from Randstad.

Among the factors that make selection and hiring more difficult is the shortage of professionals (chosen by 64% of companies), the great competition between companies (55%) and the possibility that the sector of activity is not attractive to professionals (49%).

Most of the companies surveyed, specifically 93% of the 300 companiesindicate that filling a vacancy in 2023 is proving to be the same (52%) or more difficult (41%) than last year, while only 7% indicate that it is easier than in 2022.

Regarding the strategies to face the talent deficit, the companies bet mostly due to flexibility policies (47%), employer branding (45%) and the reestablishment of selection criteria (41%). Among the most popular flexibility measures are being able to choose the start time, having flexible vacations, teleworking and intensive working hours.

most important challenges

On the other hand, according to the companies, the main organizational objectives are focused on productivity (chosen by 58%), operational adaptation to the new situation (75%) or the search for efficiency in the financial field (45%).

In this sense, most companies plan to make different types of organizational changes to meet the challenges and adapt to the current complex economic reality. Those surveyed will mainly bet on reducing expenses (in 87% of cases), promoting digitization and technological innovation (82%) and increasing performance (79%).

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