Having Trouble Finding Employees? Manpower Says You’re Not Alone

I saw an interesting article a while ago that discussed the difficulties employers experiencing in finding new employees. ManpowerGroup reported 34% of employers are experiencing difficulty filling jobs due to the lack of available talent.

While we have heard from employers that have difficulty in attracting qualified applicants, the article also added a new twist. It reports 56% of employers do not believe having unfilled positions will negatively impact customers and other stakeholders, as they are now used to lower levels of service from the leaner workforce.

The article states that while leaving positions unfilled may work as a short-term fix, “it’s a short-sighted and unsustainable approach to addressing talent shortages.” Delivering poor customer service is never an option in world-class organizations.

The article also points out the need for employers to provide training for new and existing employees in order to develop their skills. Instead of slashing training budgets, employers are beginning to recognize the importance of workforce development.

We couldn’t agree more. Training is part of the continuous improvement process for any organization. Employees need to develop new skills, and employers need to develop training networks to provide new employees with the competencies desired.

That’s where CALMC fits in the process. We can help you develop an effective training process and make the connections necessary to find qualified applicants. We can also help you improve the levels of teamwork in your organization, another essential factor for success.

The entire article is available at http://tinyurl.com/6m5pqtg  Take a look and give us a call to talk about your training process.

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Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to involving employers and employees to preserve jobs, resolve workplace issues, and promote labor-management cooperation. Visit our website at http://calmc.org
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