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Now hiring: Brace for today’s skills mismatch

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Just because your organization is ready to hire again doesn’t mean it will be easy to find the right people to fill your available jobs.

The latest studies on employment confirm what others have warned of for the past year or so. Plenty of people are looking for work, but their skills and experience don’t necessarily match the open jobs employers need to fill. Plus, job candidates are—perhaps surprisingly—more demanding when it comes to salary and benefits.

That has created an imbalance between what employers are willing to offer and what the employees they need expect from them.

Here are four realities you’re almost certain to face as you try to fill the vacancies in your organization:

1. Filling jobs is harder now

One in three employers around the world is having trouble matching open jobs with qualified candidates—the highest percentage since before 2007, according to a Manpower survey.

In the United States, more than hal...(register to read more)

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