There is a talent mismatch in Sweden. Companies are limited by a labor shortage, especially in the digital sector, and available talent has a low hiring rate. In this new study Bram van Dongen and Hela Galvis focusing on understanding the underlying reasons for this talent mismatch from an absorptive capacity process of knowledge and diversity in the digital sector. This research structure approaches this study by investigating talent attraction, recruitment, development, and retention in companies through an absorptive capacity lens.

Linköping Science Park has supported the authors by finding companies in the Science park that wanted to participate in the study. The report also includes suggestions from the Science park on what needs to be done.