Talent shortage, skills gap, skills shortage – call it what you want, there are a lot of employers including small and medium-size organizations struggling to find qualified applicants for their open jobs these days. And, there is a lot of grumbling to go with it. In his latest study, Brandon Hall Group’s Talent Analyst, Kyle Lagunas, is attempting to get to the bottom of this question.
Sure the demand for talent is certainly high, and there is evidence supporting the existence of skills gaps in certain industries and area of the US. However, based on research by Brandon Hall Group, talent shortages may not be as pervasive as some employers believe. According to Brandon Hall Group’s recent 2014 State of Talent Acquisition Report,
-78% of organizations rated their talent acquisition efforts and capabilities as less than highly effective
-64% rely on reactionary recruiting processes and operate without even a high-level strategy in place to support hiring initiatives.
Your opinion needs to be heard.
What do you think? Is there a real worldwide talent shortage? Is this just another excuse or convenient myth? If not, why are recruiters struggling to find qualified candidates?
Take the survey: https://www.research.net/s/SYPBJT3
Take 15 minutes, and share your experience – what are your pain points and how your organization is tackling them? Please complete this survey by May 31st and receive an exclusive briefing for your participation.
There is an exclusive offer for those that take the survey.
In return for your completed survey, Brandon Hall Group will make a summary of the results available to you, invite you to an exclusive webcast during which they will review the results summary, and offer you a complimentary copy of Brandon Hall Group’s High-Performance Talent Acquisition Framework Report.