Xpatweb recently conducted a survey into the critical skills currently most in demand in South Africa, which has led to businesses seeking talent recruitment from abroad.
Of the 220 organisations interviewed, over 75% say they’re struggling to recruit and obtain critical skills in South Africa for their operations. The top 10 skills businesses are struggling to recruit for are:
- Engineers (18%)
- ICT (13%)
- Foreign language speakers (10%)
- Media and Marketing Specialists (9%)
- Artisans (8%)
- C-Suite Executives (7%)
- Senior Financial Executives (6%)
- Health Professions
- Related Clinical Sciences (5%)
- Science Professionals (4%)
- Accounting (1%)
Over the past five years, the skills shortage has persisted with eight categories of skills dominating the top of the list of professionals that businesses find difficult to recruit.
“This has led to many organisations seeking suitably qualified and experienced candidates beyond South Africa’s borders to fill these posts,” says Xpatweb managing director, Marina Jacobs said.
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