Talent Shortage

How a CRM Can Help You Hire Faster and Better

Today’s labor market has become candidate-driven. With multiple job opportunities to choose from and easy access to information about companies and their employment brand, candidates act more and more like consumers. At the same time, there’s a strong demand for skilled specialists in many areas (programmers, marketers, consultants, etc.) all of which has…

7 Ways We Created the Current Talent Shortage

Just about every consulting firm, CEO, hiring manager, and recruiter believes there is a significant shortage of qualified people for existing and emerging jobs. This belief is especially true for positions requiring engineering, science, computing, and math skills. Many educational institutions are refocusing efforts to produce more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)…

Why Engagement is Important for Contingent Workers, Too

For many years, temporary workers came and went without anyone really learning their names or even acknowledging their existence in offices around the world. Today, however, global talent shortages are forcing enterprises of all sizes to re-think their relationships with contingent and outsources workers. Demand is beginning to outstrip supply for a number…

It Will Take a Cultural Change to Really Deal With America’s Aging Workforce

The American labor force is getting older and will get smaller. Already, one in three American workers is over the age of 50. By 2019, every Baby Boomer — 44 percent of the labor force — will be 55 or older. Growth of the labor force is also slowing. Over the next 10 years…

When You Hire From the Outside, Does It Mean Your Organization Failed?

Henry Ward, the CEO of eShares, wrote a post on Medium recently titled How to Hire. It’s a great piece from an executive point of view regarding the concept of talent acquisition. Basically, Henry feels that if your organization needs to go out and hire external talent, you’ve failed as an organization: Hiring means…

The War on Talent Isn’t Easing, But More Are Looking For “Their Next Opportunity”

LinkedIn just released its 2015 Talent Trends report, compiling responses from more than 1,600 professionals in the United States and Canada. Here is a quick breakdown and what it means for you. Competition is increasing, but in unusual ways Only 30 percent of the workforce in the two countries is considered active talent. That’s actually up from last year,…

Just What Really Is “Top Talent,” Anyway?

Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. The business community (and that definitely includes HR folks) talks a lot about “top talent.” We gab about how to attract top talent, develop top talent, engage top talent, and retain top talent. We even talk…

People Quit Jobs For Careers, But That’s Also Why They Take Them

Money is important, but career opportunities trump all other reasons for changing jobs, and that’s as true in Mumbai as it is in Manhattan. LinkedIn asked 10,532 job changers worldwide why they left their old job and what influenced them to accept their new job. In both cases, career advancement and opportunities were…

There’s No Talent Shortage If You Can Poach From Your Competitors

First of two parts Recruiting is just like fishing. You may think that there is a shortage of fish when the real problem is where you fish and what bait you use! I simply have to laugh when I hear CEOs and executives complain about the talent or skill shortages that their companies face….