What we do

There is hardly an industry around the globe that relies more on human talent and technological skills than the world of engineering and science. 

Without being able to access a steady stream of new recruits with exceptional, specialised qualities and tap into a pool of highly skilled talent, many companies are doomed to failure. This is not only because these companies will not possess the right kind of specialist expertise to simply continue to operate and keep the lights on, but also because they will be unable to innovate and develop future technologies. 

We are kick-starting

a global debate around the skills gap, aiming to work together with enterprises and governments, in the hopes of closing that gap by suggesting potential solutions. The gap we are referring to here is the gulf between the work skills that are currently available in the labour market and the skills that are actually needed now and in the future. 

Industry has a social responsibility to constantly improve living and working conditions for humanity. 

It is our mission to act now, under our unique initiative banner “Mission: Talent”. 

Key Figures

At the heart of our action plan is a special report from the international management consultants BCG.  The study will outline key aspects of the skills gap problem, offer potential best practice solutions by focusing on best practice case studies from various countries, corporations and governments. Ultimately, we will be offering an online platform to anyone who wishes to proactively work to address the skills gap problem

  • Whilst in the US, from 2015 to 2018, talent shortage has increase from 32% to 46% – just above the global average.
  • Mexico’s hiring difficulties have increased from 40% to 50% since 2016.
  • 45% of employers around the world report difficulty filling roles (the most difficult to fill: skilled trades workers, sales representatives and engineers).
  • Japan (89%), Romania (81%) and Taiwan (78%) report the most difficulty filling positions.
  • 27% of employers say applicants lack either hard or soft skills.
    At 52%, Argentina is suffering from a severe talent shortage.
    34% of Brazilian employers report difficulties.