Posts Tagged Skills Gap
We’ve been talking about the skills gap for a little while now, and it’s clear that the gap isn’t closing any time soon. Some of the industries hit the hardest by the skills gap include manufacturing, technology, engineering, and healthcare.
Is your organization finding the talent it needs to fill skills gaps? Are you finding that it’s becoming increasingly necessary to develop the skills of your current workers?
iUrban Teen and the White House Celebration of My Brother’s Keeper Anniversary
“I'm so proud of iUrban Teen and other ‘career accelerators’ for underrepresented youth. We're guiding the next talent pipeline and developing great citizens. What an honor to be at the White House for the third time!" – Deena Pierott, iUrban Teen founder and White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion
Managing the Talent Gap in Health Care Staffing
Wow, that was a long post title. Sorry. The post won't be that long at all, trust me.
All I want you to do is look at two charts and then draw your own conclusions about the significance, if any.
The first, courtesy of the world's largest professional network, LinkedIn, who published some data they call 'The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014', (from an analysis of member skills, employment changes, and recruiter interest on LinkedIn).
U.S. employers should take the lead in defining their labor needs and nurturing talent to fill key jobs, bridging the gap between millions of jobless Americans and industries that are suffering a chronic shortage of skilled workers, a new report recommends.
Just about everyone agrees that the U.S. job training system has functioned poorly for years, bogged down by red tape and a confusing array of programs. Millions of jobs remain unfilled, while millions of Americans cannot find work. Too often, educators and employers talk past one another when seeking solutions.
But HR and training professionals have a new tool with which to address the skills gap: It’s the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which became law on July 22, 2014. It replaces the antiquated Workforce Investment Act.
Fall weekends are for two things, watching my beloved New York Football Jets display their unique brand of ineptitude on fields across America (big non-relevant aside: I am starting more and more to come down on the site of Malcolm Gladwell regarding football and its eventual and likely marginalization. The only football game, college or NFL, I watched all weekend was the Jets vs Bucs, and in that game alone in the first half, two Jets players wobbled off the field, pretty much incoherent from blows received to their helmets.
In a recently article by McKinsey “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talents; “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population, more specifically: Retirees, stay at home moms and university students can fill a much needed void in the economy. They can help companies reduce or fill skill gaps.
Thinking critically, solving problems, innovating and collaborating are highly valued at every level within an organization. More than half of polled executives, however, said there is significant room for improvement in these competencies among their employees, according to the results of an American Management Association survey released Feb. 7, 2013.
Experts representing industry, government and educational communities supplied testimony about what they are doing to remedy the workforce skills gap and improve the country’s educational system during a Feb. 5, 2013, hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
The witnesses also testified that the federal government could do more to quell economic uncertainty and accelerate job growth and to make it easier for states to align their education systems with labor-market needs.
I'd like to call your attention to what is essentially more wood for the fire of the seemingly endless 'Skills gap' debate - a summary of some recent research by two Northeastern University academics, William Dickens and Rand Ghayad, titled 'It's not a skills mismatch: Disaggregate evidence on the US-unemployment-vacancy relationship' posted this past weekend on the Vox site.
U.S. companies that expand operations into regions where skills training is a strategic, long-term and collaborative effort endorsed by educators, government agencies and the business community will have a distinct advantage over competitors, according to ManpowerGroup.
The importance of higher education and technical training for the job skills that employers need has increased considerably in the past 10 years and will only continue to increase, according to a report released Oct. 3, 2012, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Achieve, a nonprofit education advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.
Finance, information technology (IT), procurement and other business services areas are in the midst of a growing talent crisis, and the failure of human resources and business services leaders to effectively collaborate is in large part to blame, according to research released July 19, 2012, by The Hackett Group Inc., a global business management consulting firm.