The term "shortage of skilled workers" hovers like a sword of damocles about local companies. For many positions, it is almost impossible to find interested parties. Professor tim weitzel, an information systems specialist at the university of bamberg, explains what this means for applicants and what they still need to bear in mind: mr. Weitzel, the shortage of skilled workers seems to be omnipresent – what's the problem?? Tim weitzel: there are too few candidates, and those who are there are not always sufficiently qualified. Today, we have less than half as many apprentices as we did in 1950. At the same time, the jobs have become more demanding and more complex than before. They make significantly more savings as a result. But it is becoming more difficult to find people who fit into them.
Why is that?? On the one hand, applicants are becoming clearer that they have a value. There is a tilted balance of power. In the meantime, companies are looking for employees more urgently than the other way around. This is not true for all areas and tasks. But for scarce profiles like business information scientist it is especially true. Particularly in small and medium-sized businesses, more than half of the positions are no longer available or are difficult to fill.