Mon, Mar 19, 2012
Concerns about attracting, motivating and retaining talent continue to top human resources professionals’ worries, even in light of record-high unemployment, a new Deloitte study suggests.
The trouble: A widening skills gap that leaves U.S. employers competing fiercely for a limited supply of qualified workers. “The survey exposes a widening gap between the dwindling supply of skilled workers in America and the growing demands of the modern workplace,” David Lusk, author of “2012 Top Five Total Rewards Survey” said in a statement. “A key challenge ahead for employers will be working to help close this skills gap to maintain a competitive edge in the global marketplace.”
Other findings from the survey, which is produced by Deloitte and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists:
We’ve written about how other companies are working to close the skills gap (The Skills Gap: Creative Ways to Manage Talent Acquisition). Do the results of the Deloitte report ring true to you? What do you think it will take to close the skills gap?