Posted 12 апреля 2023,, 04:26

Published 12 апреля 2023,, 04:26

Modified 12 апреля 2023,, 07:10

Updated 12 апреля 2023,, 07:10

Employers complained about the long search for employees

Employers complained about the long search for employees

12 апреля 2023, 04:26
First of all, we are talking about the field of information technology.

According to a study of the Russian labor market conducted by Yakov and Partners and an online platform last year, employers had to spend an average of one and a half times more time searching for suitable employees. This is especially noticeable in the field of information technology, where the search for candidates for IT-related jobs takes twice as long, writes Forbes.

More than half of the employers who took part in the study noted an increase in the search time for candidates in 2022, while only 6% noticed a decrease. The study also showed that if earlier more than 88% of vacancies were closed in less than two months, now it takes more than three months. This is especially noticeable in the IT sector, where the search for candidates for IT-related vacancies has doubled.

The shortage of personnel in the IT sector has also become more acute, according to 61% of employers who noted difficulties in finding candidates with skills in digital technologies, such as programming and web programming (19%), digital marketing (16%) and application development (14%).

In addition, it has become more difficult for employers to find employees with more than 6 years of work experience - it now takes from 4 to 6 months to find such candidates. Despite the increase in the search period for candidates, employers still prefer candidates with work experience.

Almost two thirds (63%) of the companies participating in the study admitted that they were not ready to automate processes due to a lack of resources for companies. Chief Expert In terms of the labor market, Natalia Danina, head of Customer efficiency, believes that such a situation will inevitably lead to a drop in the company's productivity.

Among other trends affecting employers and the labor market in general, researchers note automation (25%), mobility and migration (22%), as well as geopolitical and economic conditions (22%). Issues related to the individual initiative of employees (15%), inclusivity (5%) and the environmental agenda (5%) are of least concern to employers.

Despite the shortage of qualified and experienced personnel, only 27% of companies in Russia actively train their employees and strive to develop their competencies in the field of corporate education to create an attractive image of an employer. This indicator is noticeably lower than in the USA, where every second company has a strategy for the development and training of personnel, says partner of Yakov and Partners and co-author of the report Elena Kuznetsova.

Russian employers have begun to deny potential employees employment more often because of their publications, but less often to dismiss them for this. 5% of employers fired employees for publications, which is half as much as in 2020.