Talent not Keeping Pace with Demand
A lack of valuable skills among the job seekers is one of today’s main hiring difficulties for companies. Though there is a pool of available candidates looking for work, organizations are still having trouble filling the roles they need. According to Fast Company, this is due to an imbalance between the skills businesses are looking for and the talents prevalent among the populace. (Lindzon, Oct. 25)
The list of the most important skills for a thriving company to possess has changed over time, and this realignment is a major cause of disconnect between what employers need and what potential employees can offer. Some roles no longer exist, and all the competencies associated with them have become outdated. This is a tough adjustment for workers to make.
Organizations are embracing training of existing employees to instill needed skills, but that is best used for getting entry-level workers suited for medium- or high-level options. To find the new hires they desperately need, businesses may have to apply this philosophy to incoming professionals, bringing in promising candidates who could be taught the critical skills that they lack.
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