IT recruiting: War for talent

Posted on April 2, 2012. Filed under: Job Market Trends | Tags: , , , , |

In the technical sector, the skills gap is becoming a main issue. In an era of high unemployment, workers cannot afford to be left behind because of lack of skills.

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This month, McKinsey & Company reported on what staffing companies and others have been noticing for quite some time – the widening gap between the skills companies demand and the skills workers possess.

(If you’re interested in TRC’s take, you can read a couple of very insightful blog posts by our leadership here and here.)

The report says that in 2011 when US unemployment exceeded 9%, an MGI survey found 30% of US companies with positions that had been open for more than 6 months.  The companies simply couldn’t find the people to fill them.

But this isn’t just a national problem.  In Japan, 80% of companies reported such gaps.  Developed countries around the world are experiencing such problems.   Clearly, this is a global issue.

The report continues by addressing several other trends with a huge effect on our workforce, here and abroad.  Between new technologies which seem to…

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