These are troubling times if you are looking for talent. As I talk with organizations, one theme continues to come up: “We can’t fill open jobs… and people that join us don’t stay for very long.” All you have to listen to is one of the many economic reports that are on the news every day to hear that the economy is strong and jobs are plentiful. The Fed interest-rate decision in December was in part impacted by the positive jobs forecast—signaling to financial markets the strength in the US economy and job market. Now is the economy we have waited for through those recessionary conditions of 2007 to 2011. This is the job market we had hoped for. Remember at the beginning of the recovery stage when the job market was deemed a “jobless” recovery? Well, we are jobless no longer. There are currently 5.6 million open jobs, and that number is projected to rise as we get further into 2016.