As an employer and recruiter, it is essential to have an understanding of jobs that will be particularly hard to fill. With this understanding, you can stay on top of the competition, and be prepared to fill even the most difficult positions quickly. According to the American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index, here are the top 5 Hard-to fill Jobs:
- Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
- Photographic process workers and processing machine operators.
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
- Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
- Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
- Occupational therapists
- General internists
- Physical therapists
The ASA hiring indicator measures the level of difficulty on a scale of 1 to 100 with the lower skills being the jobs that are more challenging to fill. The difficulty of the scale is based on demand, supply of active candidates, and all individuals working in that occupation. The “Hard-to-fill” positions are those that have scores of 50 or less.
Richard Wahlquist, ASA’s President and CEO stated, “Using the ASA skills Gap Index and related resources, staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies are helping business recruit and retain talent by setting competitive wages based on current skills shortages and regional differences.” () As an employer it is important to make it a point that potential employees view your business as one that will offer them competitive wages, and a good work environment.
Learn more about how Millenium can assist your business with the hiring process of hard-to-fill positions.