Number of unsuccessful recruitments has reached ten-year high
70,300 times in the course of the past six months, Danish employers have not been able to find the right candidate for the job. That’s painful for both companies and the Danish economy, says DI.
Private and public sector employers were forced to abandon attempts to find the right candidate for a job 70,300 times in the course of the past six months shows a new recruitment survey from the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (in Danish). That is the highest level in the past ten years, and since the last half-year period the number has increased by 3,600.
“Companies were already having difficulty finding employees, and in recent months it has only become harder. This limits the ability of companies to take advantage of the current market demand. In the IT sector and in industry, over half of companies are forced to produce less because they’re lacking employees,” says Director Steen Nielsen, the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI).
He believes this should be a wake-up call for politicians, who have a responsibility to ensure sufficient labour for companies.
“It’s painful for companies to have to turn down orders – and it’s painful for the Danish economy. We need to bring more qualified foreign workers to Denmark, we need to get everyone who is fit for work into jobs, and we need to retain the older employees who have been key to growth in recent years,” says Director Steen Nielsen, DI.