“South Africa suffers from a gross skills shortage”
– Bonang Mohale, Chief Executive of Business Leadership SA
INTERNATIONAL SKILLS SOURCING
The Global Picture
By 2024, the American Welding Society estimates there will be a 400 000 job deficit in the industry
24 countries, including America, Britain, Korea and Australia, report a dire need of software engineers and developers1
19 countries, including Denmark, Germany, Japan and Canada, are critically short of mechanical engineers1
While technological skills dominate many countries’ wish lists, careers such as Social Media Marketing and Corporate
Communications also feature as highly desirable on the global
Looking at Local
South Africa has a shortfall of about 40 000 qualified artisans
There are over 200 officially gazetted scarce skills acknowledged by the South African Government3
These range from Quantity Surveyors to Economists
Engineers and Artisans are among the most in-demand
Providing the Solutions
Inviting new talent to an area can result in valuable skills transfer to local employees
Importing talent opens local industries to new methodologies and technologies
International skills sourcing allows for the filling of niche positions in scarce skills industries
Scarce and critical skills are defined as those in absolute or relative demand for skilled, qualified and experienced people to fill particular roles/professions, occupations or specialisations in the labour market. Essentially, scarce skills are those job types for which employers cannot find suitably qualified or experienced employees.
Is your company’s growth being hindered by a lack of specific talent? The issue of critical skills shortages is not one confined exclusively to South Africa but is prevalent on a global scale. The high demand for specialised talent and turnkey management of
needs has driven Workforce Staffing to hone and perfect our methods of international skills sourcing, establishing us as the
solution provider that always deliver.
Our well-resourced team has an in-depth knowledge of the recruiting space across multiple borders and within every business
sector, allowing us to provide a comprehensive solution to your manpower needs. Our tailored response to your project’s
requirements ensures that the talent you need is placed in the correct position.
Our Skills Sourcing Solutions
Workforce Staffing specialises in sourcing scarce and critical skills internationally and deploying them locally, and visa-versa. We handle the full process on your behalf, from search to settled. Our process covers all of the following essential steps:
Clarifying and understanding your talent needs
Locating the relevant skilled professional
Transferring them to your site of work
Handling their transport needs and documentation
Taking care of insurances and additional paperwork
Onboarding and settling them into their position
Establishing them in the country
When faced with a position to fill, our skilled talent recruiters will always start by searching locally. Only when local talent solutions cannot be supplied will we broaden our scope of search outward until we’re able to secure the ideal candidate.
What makes our service unique?
Skill transferring: In cases where local talent could not fill the scarce skill need, introducing qualified talent to an area opens the opportunity for skills transferring to the local workforce.
Quality of staff: Strict verification procedures and reference checks are conducted when recruiting candidates. Criminal and bureau checks can be administered when required.
Turnaround time: With a footprint in all major cities in the country, and extensive databases beyond our borders, our impressive infrastructure facilitates quick turnaround times.
Supervision:We provide contract managers and where necessary in-store supervisors to ensure that predetermined service level standards are maintained.
Administration: We manage all the administration related to the sourced talent including statutory registrations and payments, legal compliance, contractor management and payroll processing.
Our 45+ years of experience in the staffing sector has enabled our specialists to develop sophisticated systems and models for the assessment of candidates for various positions. We provide experienced and skilled staff to keep costs down and productivity up, ultimately sharpening your competitive industry edge.