The deficit of highly trained human capital will be maintained in the next period, according to a new study that analyzes trends in the human capital recruitment, for the next trimester.
“The deficit of qualified personnel has two causes: the amount of skilled candidates is scarce, and companies refrain from recruiting, keeping open positions instead of filling them with ineligible personnel”, said Bogdan Florea, managing director of Trenkwalder, a recruitment and staffing company.
The recruitment process targets mainly the IT sector, where software programmers are in high demand. The banking sector is also recruiting for various positions, from sales representatives to branch and regional mangers, while in the retail sector, companies are looking to recruit store managers. Employers in the auto production business are looking for production managers, procurement managers and financial-accounting managers.
“Large companies have restarted investments into growth and personnel, as the recession is fading away”, added Florea.
The wage offers for these job positions returned to pre-crisis levels, as managers need highly trained and experienced staff. The highest average salaries, between EUR 1500-2000, are recorded in the IT (senior programmer) and banking sector. For instance, job offers for skilled candidates exceed by 30 percent the median salary, with hikes of 50 percent for experienced specialists.
Trenkwalder, headquartered in Sibiu, is one of the largest recruitment and staffing companies, employing 70 consultants that operate in 9 branches. The company posted a consolidated income of EUR 11 million for the first semester of 2011.