According to the latest ‘Employment Projection Study’ data prepared by Manpowergroup, 80% of Spanish companies have difficulty finding professionals with the required skills.
As such, the talent mismatch in Spain records its worst rate in history in Spain. From 2021, when this figure was 65%, it has increased by 15 points to 80%.
Compared to talent mismatches in other countries, the Spanish average is 5 points higher than the European average (75%). However, the data is “more worrying” in other countries such as Taiwan, with a mismatch rate of 88%, or Portugal, where it reaches 85%.
26% of employers highlight the difficulty in finding professionals with resilience, adaptability and tolerance in stressful situations. This is followed by commitment, discipline, problem solving or teamwork, all of which are cited by 25% of employers as the main difficulties.
Furthermore, the study shows that, as a result of the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, certain skills have become “essential” to guarantee the sustainability of organizations.
By company size, 81% of medium-sized organizations (50 to 249 employees) say they have difficulty finding the talent they need. They are followed by large companies (with over 250 workers), 80% of which have difficulty finding a professional.
In 2021, large companies reported the greatest difficulties (83%), with smaller companies having the least problems finding professionals, although this represents a higher figure (76%).
“Despite the fact that 2022 is recording the best results in hiring intent in the last 20 years, the talent mismatch rate is the highest in the past 12 years,” assures Francisco Ribeiro, Director of Manpowergroup in Spain . “Companies have a duty to take immediate action and to facilitate collaboration between companies, governments and educational institutions to ensure that no one is left out of the market,” he said.
Banking is the most difficult sector
Banking, finance and insurance are the sectors that have the greatest difficulty in finding the talent they need (85%), followed by commerce and information, technology and telecommunications, both with 82% and construction (81%).
Spanish entrepreneurs also believe that positions related to the technology sector are the most difficult to fill, followed by profiles for operations and logistics (25%), customer service (22%), sales and marketing (22%).
According to ManpowerGroup, eight out of ten companies have difficulty finding professionals.