EDITOR'S TALKING POINT
- Skills shortage re-emerges. // BRW;2/25/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p57
The article reports on the survey of Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) on the re-emergence of skill shortage due to jobs market recovery and increase in recruitment activity.
- Skills shortage shrinks as staff stay put. Williams, Nadia // Personnel Today;4/29/2008, p51
The article discusses the third annual Manpower Talent Shortage Survey for the year 2008. The poll of 2,100 Great Britain employers showed that 12% were having difficulties with skills shortages this year. However, this figure is a significant improvement on previous years, down from 34% in...
- FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE 'SKILLS GAP' IN THE UNITED STATES. Wise, Walter W. // Hill;4/30/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 51, p22
An excerpt from the Congress blog of "The Hill" is presented.
- 'Lack of skilled workers holding us back' say employers. // Management Services;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p3
This article reports that three in five employers are finding it hard to recruit people who are up to the job and it is stunting the growth and competitiveness of British businesses, according to a 2004 survey. The survey of over 13,000 employers conducted by Skills for Business found that over...
- Whether You're Qualified Depends on How You're Quantified. Schrage, Michael // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;10/12/2015, p2
The author discusses the possibility for employers to consider both work qualifications such as experience and skills in addition to quantifications such as personal metrics of individuals during the recruitment process.
- The Mismatch between Job Openings and Job Seekers. Canon, Maria E.; Mingyu Chen // Regional Economist;Jul2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p10
The article examines whether the mismatch in employee skills versus employer requirement influences the high unemployment rate. An analysis of a possible cause of the mismatch shows that the new positions being created are not from the same sectors where unemployment rose. An explanation of the...
- Why hire an athlete? Because they know how to score! Gitomer, Jeffrey // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;9/18/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p10
The article presents a view on the benefits of hiring athletes as employees. Those people who had played sports were found to be the best employees because of their experience. It is important for employers to look at the life skills, and not just the job experience, of a person. A competitive...
- how to hire pro-management employees. Cabot, Stephen J.; Steiner, Julius // Supervision;Apr2007, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p6
The article presents tips on the selection of an employee who will share management's goal of achieving high levels of productivity and profitability. The author recommends the use of an employee profile that clearly delineates the positive attributes of the optimum employee. The development of...
- National Employers Skills Survey 2003. // Labour Market Trends;May2004, Vol. 112 Issue 5, p185
Presents the findings of the National Employers Skills Survey 2003 which measures the recruitment problems and skill gaps in England. Industry which accounted for the highest share of skill-shortage vacancies and hard-to-fill vacancies; Impact of skill-shortage vacancies on organizational...