The figures in the US (and the situation is similar in Australia and Western Europe) say it all:
- 2.7 million baby boomers are expected to retire by 2025 – leaving 2 million unfilled jobs
- 46% of executives report that there are too few qualified candidates
- 80% of manufacturing jobs are currently held by people in the 45 – 60 year old age group
Proof if needed that we are facing an increasingly dire situation in recruitment. So, what can we do? The second part of this article provides some measures that may help. See the article here.