Forty per cent of all Singapore businesses have experienced talent shortages in 2015. This number has climbed sharply from a low of 10% in 2014. Run by Manpower Group, the 2015 Talent Shortage Survey surveyed 41,700 employers worldwide (234 of whom were in Singapore) and discovered that 38% on average globally found it difficult to recruit staff. This shows that in Singapore’s current tight workforce, employers are slightly worse off than their counterparts in most other countries.

Source: Increase in Singapore’s talent shortage “notable”