Singapore among hardest hit by global talent crisis with drivers, sales reps most in demand

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SINGAPORE (July 2): The Asia Pacific region is suffering the most acutely as global talent shortage approaches a 12-year high, according to the ManpowerGroup 2018 Talent Shortage Survey.

Out of the top 10 worst-affected markets in the survey, Japan tops the regional list at 89% followed by Taiwan and Hong Kong at 78% and 76%, respectively, and Singapore on par with India at 56% each.

Among the 360 employers surveyed in Singapore, nearly a third of employers cite a lack of necessary experience as a main reason for not being able to fill open positions – while another 27% say applicants expected higher pay than offered... (Click here to read the full story)