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Developing your employees' skills is more vitally important than ever. The workforce recruitment and talent management firm ManpowerGroup reported that 45% of the organizations in its recent survey found that the skills they need were not available to them – the highest level since the firm started recording these statistics in 2006. For large employers, it's even more problematic. Two-thirds of companies that have over 250 employees reported talent shortages. When looking to hire, they found a lack of applicants in general, and for the people who did apply, many were missing the technical or people skills, educational background or experience needed. A quarter of the surveyed companies thought it was worse than a year ago.

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