Top issues for people with HR jobs in South Africa
The hot employment issues for 2011:
Industry’s efforts to overcome skills shortages in South Africa
The resources boom will reshape the labour market as employers and the government scramble to find solutions to the impending skills crisis. Multiple resources projects combined with large-scale gas and electricity projects are expected to see the shortage of skills reach a height never before seen in South Africa.
It will also extend far beyond engineering talent. The whole resources chain, from exploration right through to construction, manufacturing, teaching and healthcare is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers. This will filter through to impact all industries right across South Africa.
This trend is not just centred upon city locations either. Citizens all around the country are now starting to expect more from organisations. This became apparent from citizens demanding more from their local government for service delivery. The same could also be said from private organisation as they begin to face the same challenges.
People with HR jobs in South Africa should be looking for various strategies to help overcome the skills shortage that will become even more apparent in 2011. Every success that HR teams have will hopefully strengthen the candidate market further, which should have positive consequences for all employers looking to recruit.