The gap between open jobs and unemployed workers is about as wide as the one between the kinds of available positions and the qualifications that the workforce collectively has to fill them.
Two new reports published on Thursday both express concern about increasing skills shortages in EU member states.
Opinion Piece: Temporary employment services improve efficiency and reduce complexity around seasonal employment in agriculture
One of the most challenging aspects of farming, specifically in the agricultural sector, is the seasonal nature of labour requirements. During harvesting season farmers must scale up their workforce dramatically. This small window is the sole opportunity for farmers to make any profit from their yield, and therefore having a sufficient workforce is critical. However, seasonal workforces are complex and time consuming to onboard and manage, especially when it comes to dealing with high worker rotation and the need for compliance with global legislation. A Temporary Employment Service (TES) provider specialising in agriculture can help to improve efficiency and reduce complexity while providing a full workforce complement in all seasons and all locations.
Finding talent remains a huge challenge for many small companies. Reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and negotiating salaries all take precious time away from a business owner’s existing obligations, which may end up hurting the business in the long run. That’s why more and more employers are partnering with staffing agencies, which take a lot of the time and effort out of the talent search by providing their own workers for open roles.