THE SHOCKING TRUTH
ABOUT THE SKILLS GAP
IT'S CALLED A SKILLS GAP, AND IT'S A GROWING PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY: More than half of employers nationwide have an open job for which they cannot find qualified candidates, and 8 in 10 have difficulty filling positions altogether.
What does this mean for you? A lot, actually. The truth is, the skills gap affects everyone– and there’s new research to prove it.
A new report from CareerBuilder takes an in-depth look at the perceptions and behaviors surrounding the skills gap. Learn what has caused this current crisis – and what it means for businesses, individuals and the economy as a whole. The Shocking Truth About the Skills Gap highlights a comprehensive study of employers, job seekers and academics, clearing up misconceptions about the skills gap and revealing ways in which every one of us can work together to bridge it.
In the wake of the biggest shock to the labor market since the Great Depression, companies are confronting important questions regarding skill shortages, retention of top talent, and the most effective composition of their workforce. "The Talent Equation" -- a new book by Matt Ferguson (CEO of CareerBuilder), Lorin Hitt (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and Prasanna Tambe (Stern School, New York University) -- explores the potential for big data to transform human resources and investigates some of the most important issues affecting the labor market and workforce management today.