Companies in Malaysia continue to experience talent shortages, as bosses struggle with finding staff with the right skills to boost growth.
In fact, according to Towers Watson 2015 General Industry Pulse Survey, lack of an ‘employable’ workforce and brain drain were the biggest reasons contributing to this shortage of quality talent.
After canvassing responses from 80 companies, the survey found slightly more than half (52%) of the companies rated their fresh graduate’s work quality as average.
To make things worse, none of the companies rated the performance of their fresh graduates as excellent.
The survey added that while hiring, the biggest challenges encountered by bosses were inadequate communications skills among candidates, low aptitude and in many cases, limited English competency.