Friday, August 31, 2012

Why Companies Can't Find the Employees They Need - WSJ.com

Why Companies Can't Find the Employees They Need - WSJ.com


Andrea Levy

Everybody's heard the complaints about recruiting lately.
Even with unemployment hovering around 9%, companies are grousing that they can't find skilled workers, and filling a job can take months of hunting.

Employers are quick to lay blame. Schools aren't giving kids the right kind of training. The government isn't letting in enough high-skill immigrants. The list goes on and on.

But I believe that the real culprits are the employers themselves.

With an abundance of workers to choose from, employers are demanding more of job candidates than ever before. They want prospective workers to be able to fill a role right away, without any training or ramp-up time.
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