Top 10 Human Resource MegaTrends

1. By 2020, the demand for labor will outstrip supply by almost 18 million people.

ManpowerGroup: Talent – The New IT

2. 90% of employers experience difficulties filling mission-critical roles because of candidates’ lack of necessary skills and experience, insufficient qualifications or a lack of soft skills.

ManpowerGroup 2011 Talent Shortage Survey – May 2011

3. Only one in five employers is concentrating on training and development to fill the knowledge/skills gap.

ManpowerGroup 2011 Talent Shortage Survey – May 2011

4. By 2018, 63% of all jobs will require some postsecondary education. The U.S. will fall short by three million workers with postsecondary degrees.

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018

5. In the U.S., employees eligible for retirement are outnumbering their teenage counterparts for the first time in over 60 years.

Time Magazine – July 2008

6. In 2011, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years.

Pew Research Center

7. The world now spends over 110 billion minutes on social networks and blog sites.

Nielson July 2010

8. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.

ManpowerGroup: Talent – The New IT

9. 80% of employers are using LinkedIn as a tool to find talent.

ManpowerGroup: Talent – The New IT

10. 84% of employees are actively seeking a new position.

2010 Right Management Survey

Source: ManpowerGroup “Megatrends to Remember”

Greg Smith | Lead Navigator | 770-860-9464 | Chart Your Course International |

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