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January 31, 2017
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Highest talent shortage reported in 2016

Employers across the globe are facing the most acute talent shortage since the recession, according to a Talent Shortage Survey.
 
Of the employers surveyed, 40% are experiencing difficulties filling roles: the hardest jobs to fill are Skilled Trade Workers, Sales Representatives, Engineers, Technicians and Drivers.
 
Across the EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the Americas, IT Staff re-enters the top 10 ranking for the first time, and is the 10th hardest job to fill in 2016.
 
According to the survey, as skills needs change rapidly, employers are looking inside their organizations for solutions, with more than half choosing to develop and train their own people.

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Worldwide unemployment snapshot

A listing of global countries unemployment rates, with rates ranging from just 0.2% in Qatar to 24.5% in South Africa.

Data provided by the IMF.

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Jordan businesses should hire data protection officer

Under Jordan's new data protection law, businesses will be liable for an employee's personal data, and thus, should hire a data protection officer to comply.
 
Safwan Moubaydeen and Lara Saraireh, Partner and Senior Associate at Dentons, told DataGuidance, "Businesses must examine their processes and procedures to ensure compliance. Accountability will need to be determined within businesses, and employees need to be trained to ensure they have the ability and understanding to comply..."
 
In addition, under Article 9 of the Draft Law, there is a requirement to appoint a data protection officer, who will be responsible for creating and controlling data processing procedures as well as receiving and responding to complaints.

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