Want to stir things up next time you find yourself chatting with your colleagues in talent acquisition? Mention the skills gap. Interestingly, the topic of a ‘skills gap’ is drawing much controversy within talent acquisition circles. What exactly is it?
A skills gap is defined as a situation where there is a deficit of skilled workers to match open jobs.
Many point to data supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as proof that those available for employment aren’t armed with the skills needed for roles employers are currently hiring for.
What a year 2017 has been in talent acquisition! From the lowest unemployment rate in over a decade to the adoption of predictive analytics … or just the recognition of data capture and analytics as a whole, the industry has seen ample change and growth.