Hays Global Skills Index

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New Zealand fails to meet demand for highly-skilled professionals 

The Hays Global Skills Index, produced in conjunction with Oxford Economics, is a detailed report examining the global skilled labour market and puts into context the challenges employers face as they compete for the most sought-after skills.

New Zealand’s overall score of 5.5 is calculated through an analysis of equally weighted indicators, each scored out of 10, with 1 being a low pressure point and 10 being a high pressure point. These include:

New Zealand’s talent mismatch between the skills jobseekers have and those employers want sits at its highest level in eight years.

The talent mismatch is most obvious in high-skill industries and for roles that require highly-skilled professionals, such as technology, engineering, construction and sales.

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