The countries facing the greatest skill shortages in the world

Hard to find qualified employees!

Percentage of companies per country (with 10 or more employees) having difficulties finding qualified employees.

  1. Japan – 81%
  2. India – 64%
  3. Brazil – 63%
  4. Turkey – 63%
  5. Mexico – 44%
  6. Greece – 42%
  7. Australia – 41%
  8. Germany – 40%
  9. United States – 40%
  10. Italy – 34%
  11. Canada – 31%
  12. China – 24%
  13. France – 21%
  14. United Kingdom – 12%
  15. Spain – 3%

Source: OECD report – Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs

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15 most accessed DIY websites according to Amazon (till August 2016)

Thinking about starting a new DIY project?

  1. Instructable – documentation platform where people share what they do and how they do it
  2. Ehow – Provides concise how-to articles written by professionals and users
  3. Diynetwork – Information for projects featured on their TV programs
  4. Today.com/Home – Specializing in decorating and gardening, with online tools and message board
  5. Diynot – Forums and a collection of tips and articles in home improvement
  6. Howcast – Offers user-submitted how-to videos and guides
  7. Getridofthings – A broad spectrum of humorous articles focusing on pest control, stain removal, bad smells, heal, computer repair and some other domestic topics
  8. Acme howto – Articles on tasks and repairs around the home and garden
  9. How to do things – Directory that provides a wide variety of do-it-yourself tips and tutorials
  10. Practicaldiy – Source of practical guides for Do-It-Yourself home build and repair activities.
  11. Onthehouse – Provides a variety of money-saving tips on building, remodeling and repairing homes.
  12. Daveosborne – Features articles and plans for the do it yourself on home renovations and home repair
  13. Yourepair.com – Helping people fix things around the house or understanding what a contractor will do to solve
  14. Bejane – A home improvement resource and community for DIY projects, home repair, painting, plum
  15. Tensquaremetres – A photographic diary of a DIY project to extend a house by ten square metres.

 

Photo by Jazmin Quaynor