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. Join Rob Sentz and Keith Hadley as they review the data and talk about practical things you can do to help people and employers connect in this turbulent labor market. It should be very relevant to employers, workforce professionals, and education institutions.
Topics will also include:
• Inside the Skills Gap: What is the skills gap? Who does it affect? Where are there shortages?
• The Blame Game: How did we get to this point? Who or what is responsible for today’s widening skills gap? What does this mean for businesses, individuals, and the economy as a whole?
• Strategies to Bridge the Gap: What strategies can you apply to bridge the gap at your own organization? What role do on-the-job training, competitive compensation and career preparation practices play?
• Case Studies: How are real-life employers bridging the gap and applying the above strategies in their own organizations?