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The question to ask is, “What skills and abilities will I want our organization to be known for excelling at in the next five years?”
The so-called skills gap, more often than not, is merely an information gap. There are plenty of jobs and there's plenty of talent; the trouble is connecting the two. So how do we fill the gap?
The high demand for STEM jobs is making it tough on recruiters to find skilled workers who can fill these roles—and a new generation of talent is the answer. On April 18, CareerBuilder and Georgia Tech’s College of Computing will host the inaugural “CareerBuilder Robotics Challenge” – a new effort to expose school children to the creative art of programming by inviting them to build their own robots for a competitive soccer game.
Multitasking used to be encouraged in business, because it showed the signs of an efficient, talented worker who was able to juggle several things at once. However, leadership has begun to move away from this mindset, instead opting for deep-dive work that shows commitment, understanding and innovation. This shift is good news for meetings, but it’s going to take extra effort to get back the full attention of workers, who are often in meetings, but don’t invest much once they’re there.
In the following Q&A, Landry, president of Allegiance Staffing, discusses how CareerBuilder’s Talent Network helped him understand the power of tracking candidate data and how it has changed both his business and his perspective.
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