skilled worker shortage

Stay-At-Home Moms: Another Skilled Worker Hurdle?

At a time when skilled labor is scarce, stay at home moms point to yet another challenge that management faces when it comes to filling open positions, according to new…

Skilled Worker Shortages Reach Widespread but Not Evenly Distributed

If the survey of economists in a recent Associated Press Economy Survey is correct, the job market will still be unhealthy seven years (2016) after the Great Recession officially ended…

Who’s to Blame for Job Skill Shortages: Employers, Workers, or Schools?

Who’s to blame for the shortage of skilled workers? Not unlike politics, it depends who you ask. Employers blame schools. Schools blame government. Workers blame employers. The Institute for…

War of Talent Heats Up; Employers Unprepared

The war for talent is heating up and despite nearly two decades of warnings, employers are woefully unprepared.  I’m not just talking about not being ready. I’m talking…

9 of the Best Workforce Predictions for 2012

Having reviewed nearly two dozen different articles predicting what employers can expect to face in 2012, I’ve come up with nine of the best workforce predictions for 2012…

Looming Doctor Shortage Just TIp of Iceberg?

Stories about the shortage of skilled workers are so frequent these days that many people just take the news with a grain of salt.  But an article like the one…

War for healthcare workers to heat up

The war for healthcare workers is about to heat up. According to a survey of 285 hospital chief executive officers conducted by AMN Healthcare, most hospital CEOs plan in the…

The dirty little secret: skill shortages

“Having hundreds of well-trained engineers means little if the technology those engineers know best is being phased out…

The New World of Work!

“The average knowledge worker will outlive the average employing organization. This is the first time in history that’s happened. … ” Peter Drucker, Business 2.0 (08.22.00) Thanks to…

Fire protection engineers in high demand and short supply

Fire protection engineers are in high demand and short supply, according to a survey just released by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SPFE). The survey reinforces the expanding workforce…