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CareerBuilder Releases Lists of the Longest to Fill Positions Around the World

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A new global study from CareerBuilder shows that companies around the world have at least one thing in common: difficulty filling in-demand jobs. Employers in the top ten world economies identified which positions at their organizations typically take the longest to fill as they struggle to find qualified candidates. The global survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive© from May 9 to June 5, 2013, included more than 5,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals in countries with the largest gross domestic product.

“Any positions that remain open for an extended period of time can negatively impact both the financial health of a company and its overall employee morale,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “We see more hiring managers embracing data tools that can measure market demand and supply of relevant labor in specific geographies, so they can adjust their recruitment strategies and fill vacancies in a timely manner.”

While the positions that take the longest to fill vary from country to country, there are some similarities across the globe. A common thread amongst all ten countries is the extended time it takes to fill engineering and technology positions and revenue-driving roles such as sales and customer service.

Among positions that take the longest to fill are (by country):

US
Engineer
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Sales Representative
Accountant
Truck Driver
Software Developer

UK
Engineer
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Accountant
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Computer Programmer
Sales Representative

FRANCE
Engineer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Machine Operator/Assembly
Sales Representative
Accountant
Software Developer

GERMANY
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Engineer
Software Developer
Accountant
Tradesperson
Customer Service Representative

ITALY
Engineer
Customer Service Representative
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Accountant
Computer Programmer
Software Developer

RUSSIA
Engineer
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Computer Programmer
Accountant
Security Guard
Truck Driver

INDIA

IT Manager/Network Administrator

Computer Programmer

Accountant
Engineer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marketing Professional

CHINA
Engineer
Accountant
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Mechanic
Human Resource Professional
Computer Programmer

JAPAN
Engineer
Sales Representative
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Computer Programmer
Construction Worker
Tradesperson

BRAZIL
IT Manager/Network Administrator
Attorney
Engineer
Computer Programmer
Software Developer
Accountant

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the U.S., Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia and the U.K. by Harris Interactive©on behalf of CareerBuilder among 400 to 2,279 hiring managers and human resource professionals (employed full-time, not self-employed, government and non-government) in each country between May 9 and June 5, 2013 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions). With pure probability samples ranging from 400 to 2,279, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error between +/- 4.9 and +/-2.05 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

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