The analysis of employers’ perceptions is a new topic in Cambodia, but one that responds to the precise demands of policy-makers while representing a necessary step in the formulation of a National Employment Policy (NEP) that is responsive to both employers’ and workers’ needs and interests.
This survey was the first to be conducted in Cambodia with the aim of describing and understanding employers’ points of view in support of better-informed design, and implementation of, employment and labour market policies.
The survey drew on more than 500 establishments in six sectors. The sectors included three in manufacturing (food and beverages; garments, apparel, and footwear; and rubber and plastics), two in services (finance and insurance, and accommodation), plus construction. The survey covered such topics as skills gaps, skills shortages, difficulties in recruiting, and hard-to-fill vacancies.