Of the employers now hiring full-time workers, 66 percent say recruiting for specific jobs remains challenging, particularly among highly skilled positions, according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management.

This is up from 52 percent in 2011. Some of these highly skilled positions include scientists, engineers, technicians, programmers, nurses, doctors and medical specialists.

"Attracting highly skilled candidates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics presents a significant talent-management challenge for employers today," says Alexander Alonso, vice president for research at SHRM. "This is magnified by the ongoing recession during which companies shifted to technologies for efficiency and now require skilled professionals to support those technologies."

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.