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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.
In CareerBuilder’s new STEM report, we take a comprehensive look at the highly educated and skilled workers driving today’s economy. While nearly every business wants to hire science, technology, engineering and mathematics candidates, not enough are asking them what they want.
What are the biggest misconceptions about hiring foreign workers, and how can we overcome them? Upwardly Global CEO Nikki Cicerani weighs in.
“They have all of this aptitude and ability, and what they really need is a little guidance and a few connections,” says Nikki Cicerani of the skilled immigrants and refugees served by Upwardly Global, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate employment barriers for these individuals.
The continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. is a problem for many companies looking to hire top talent — and the reality is, organizations now need to consider how they can help shape candidates into the workers they need. But to do this, companies must commit to retaining and educating workers.
Is your organization ready to take steps toward bridging the skills gap?
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