In 2022, 94% of companies are planning to hire new workforce. As for the reasons to recruit, employers mentioned primarily business development, which indicates a very positive trend. 32% of companies want to backfill positions, and 8% needs new skilled workforce due to organisational changes.
At the same time, 87% of employers think that finding the right talent will be difficult this year. They see difficulty mainly in bringing the skills gap and keeping up with the competition for the best talent. This is particularly true to candidate-driven segments like technology, engineering and manufacturing, accountancy and finance, or in case of language-speaking jobs. Furthermore, many organisations look to hire experienced managers that have the right skills to lead their teams and transformational projects to success.