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Employers can improve their workforce pipeline by looking at different sources of talent and reskilling talent within their reach.

Moving People to Work: Leveraging Talent Mobility to Address the Talent Mismatch in the Human Age

June 2011

In the Human Age, talent mobility—moving people to where the work is—must be one component of a coordinated public-private response to the talent mismatch. While the topic is a political lightning rod in this period of continuing high unemployment, it's important to recognize that talent mobility is a proven way to address many pressing business needs. And talent mobility is not solely about bringing in foreign workers; it's also about moving domestic talent within national borders to balance supply and demand in the labor market.

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ManpowerGroup 2011 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2011

ManpowerGroup surveyed nearly 40,000 employers in 39 countries and territories in 2011 to gauge the impact of talent shortages on the global labor market. The sixth annual survey also explored why employers are facing talent challenges and what they are doing to mitigate the situation.

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Strategic Migration - A Short-Term Solution to the Skilled Trades Shortage

August 2010

The skilled trades are vital to business infrastructure, yet around the globe, employers rank them as the most difficult positions to fill. Manpower's new World of Work Insight paper examines the underlying causes of this particular talent shortage and offers both short- and long-term solutions to the problem.

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2010 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2010

This Manpower research survey asked 35,000 employers across 36 countries and territories to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today's labor markets. The survey results revealed that 31 percent of employers are having difficulty filling positions due to the lack of suitable talent available in their markets.

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Optimizing the Talent Pool (U.S.)

April 2010

Boom or bust, the strategic fundamentals of the overall talent pool change slowly -- and that means the challenges of hiring in a "buyer's market" are every bit as great today as they are during stronger economic times. By leveraging the existing talent pool, nurturing global networks and investing in diversity, organizations can effectively mine new talent sources and be well-positioned for market success. "Optimizing the Talent Pool" shares best practices for driving a successful talent acquisition strategy in any economic climate.

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The Borderless Workforce Survey: Global Results

June 2008

Survey Report: Manpower surveyed over 28,000 employers across 27 countries and territories in late July 2007. The survey focused on two key areas; the first was to determine the impact on the labor market from talent leaving their home country to go and work in another country and the second was to determine the extent to which companies are utilizing foreign talent to fill positions where they are experiencing skill shortages.

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The Borderless Workforce

June 2008

White Paper: This white paper explores the complexities of today's global workforce, how employers and governments are responding to the fluidity of talent and the challenges and opportunities that talent mobility poses for both employers and individuals.

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2008 Talent Shortage Survey

April 2008

Survey Report: Manpower surveyed nearly 43,000 employers across 32 countries and territories in late January 2008 to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today's labor markets. The results of the third annual Talent Shortage Survey revealed that 31 percent of employers worldwide are having difficulty filling positions due to the lack of suitable talent available in their markets, which is 10 percentage point weaker compared to last year's survey.

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Confronting the Talent Crunch: 2008

April 2008

White Paper: This paper (updated since its original publication in 2006) explores which trends are likely to become more pronounced, and how governments, employers and individuals can prepare themselves to confront the growing talent shortage.

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