ManpowerGroup recently surveyed over 38,000 employers across 42 countries and territories for our annual Talent Shortage Survey. The 2013 survey is the eighth in the series. The research on the following pages identifies the proportion of employers who report difficulty filling positions in their organization. It reports on which jobs employers say are most difficult to fill, and identifies candidate shortcomings that are preventing employers from filling positions. Employers are also asked to gauge the degree of impact talent shortages have on their organizations and which strategies they are using to overcome the skills gap.