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Webinar: Acquire & Retain Talent, Despite the Skills Gap

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Webinar: Acquire & Retain Talent, Despite the Skills Gap

  1. 1. Adecco Staffing, USA — HRCI Webinar Series | 05.19.15 Attract and Retain Talent, Despite the Skills Gap     
  2. 2. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title Meet the Presenters
  3. 3. 3 Gary Beach Publisher Emeritus, CIO magazine Author, “The U.S. Technology Skills Gap” garybeachcio@gmail.com @gbeachcio In his role as publisher emeritus for IDG’s CIO magazine, Gary Beach is a highly regarded spokesperson throughout the United States and global technology industry. He has appeared often on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street program, and for four years, aired technology commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition programs. In 1994, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Gary launched Tech Corps, a non-profit that continues to challenge IT executives to introduce and share the excitement of technology with young Americans. He remains chairman of the board of Tech Corps. Meet the Presenters: Gary Beach
  4. 4. 4 “The U.S. Technology Skills Gap” http://amzn.to/1JMERls Purchase here:
  5. 5. 5 Lou Franco Software Industry Veteran Co- Author of Hello! iOS Development @LouFranco loumfranco@gmail.com Lou Franco is a software industry veteran with expertise in agile development practices, technical recruiting, programming for startups, mobile development and product management. Mr. Franco has served on the leadership teams of three start- ups with a successful exit each time. For over a decade, Mr. Franco has developed mobile solutions starting with Windows and Java based PDAs, and has been developing for iOS since 2008. Mr. Franco is co-author of Hello! iOS Development, a book for beginner programmers and published by Manning. He has also been a lead and contributing inventor on issued patents related to spreadsheets and rich internet applications. Today, Mr. Franco is a member of the iOS technical staff at Trello. Meet the Presenters: Lou Franco
  6. 6. 6 “Hello, iOS Development” http://www.manning.com/franco/ Purchase here:
  7. 7. Slide title sentence case 7 Jesse Wright Senior Leader in Technical Staffing Recruiting and Sales, Adecco USA jesse.wright@adeccona.com Jesse Wright has spent the last 15 years working in progressively responsible roles within the professional and technical staffing industry. He has experience as an engineering recruiter, sales executive, large account manager, national sales and branch manager. Today, Mr. Wright’s primary responsibility is driving recruitment strategy at the regional and national level. He works with a team of recruiting leaders to develop world-class training programs, manage the performance and metrics for a national team of field recruiters, establish fulfillment strategies for key accounts and develop key partnerships with industry associations and educational institutions to build candidate pipelines. Meet the Presenters: Jesse Wright
  8. 8. 8 Webinar Agenda 1. What is the skills gap? a. Causes of the skills gap b. Disputing the skills gap 2. Which fields are experiencing the gap? 1. How can we measure the gap? 1. Strategic solutions for closing the gap 1. Q&A
  9. 9. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title At Adecco Staffing, USA we offer flexible staffing solutions, expert leadership and a commitment to diversity and inclusion to help companies realize new possibilities in the workplace. Who is Adecco Staffing, USA?
  10. 10. 10 Who is Adecco Staffing, USA? As the world’s leading provider of HR solutions, we inspire individuals and organizations to work more effectively and efficiently. We partner with small and mid-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies across major industries, such as:
  11. 11. 11 Who is Adecco Engineering & Technology? We are a specialty division within Adecco, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. Our specialty division, Adecco Engineering & Technology, focuses specifically on staffing and recruitment services for professionals in this industry. Some of the positions we most often recruit for include: •R&D Engineers •Process & Industrial/Manufacturing Engineers •Quality & Testing Engineers •Software design & Validation Engineers •Technical & Operational Support Engineers •Architectural & Civil Engineers •Project Managers & Business Analysts •Application & Software Developers •Networking & Server Administrators •Database Developers & Administrators •Web Designers •IT Help Desk Support
  12. 12. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title What is the skills gap? The skills gap is a perceived mismatch between the needs of employers for skilled talent and the skills possessed by the available workforce. - The American Staffing Association
  13. 13. 13 The Business Roundtable, a respected organization whose members are the CEOs of the nation's 250 largest firms, recently surveyed membership and found 97% claim the skills gap is a serious "challenge" to their firm. Hubspot, a Boston based web marketing firm, was recently so concerned about the skills gap that it instituted an employee referral program for software developers where if an employee referred a software developer who was hired, and stayed six months, the employee who referred the software developer got a $30,000 bonus! What is the skills gap?
  14. 14. 14 • Nearly nine million people are actively seeking employment. • Nearly five million jobs are going unfilled. • Only six out of 10 working-age individuals are employed or seeking a job. • U.S. employers are taking nearly 25 working days fill open positions. • The average time to fill IT positions is now 70 days. What is the skills gap?
  15. 15. 15 • Shortage of skilled talent • Lack of on-the-job training • Wages insufficient to attract specialized talent • Students are not being properly prepared for the real world of work • Post-recession employer caution Causes of the skills gap
  16. 16. 16 Causes of the skills gap
  17. 17. 17 • The world of competency-based credentials is confusing, making it difficult for employees and employers to know the validity of many credentials or the skills they embody. • Education opportunities in many regions do not align with the regional job markets, with mismatches occurring between job training programs and needs. • Many companies may be missing qualified job applicants because their screening systems rely too much on traditional measures such as educational attainment and length of years in the workforce. Closing America’s Skills Gap: A Business Roundtable Vision and Action Plan. Businessroundtable.org/sites/default/files/reports/BRT-SkillGap.pdf Causes of the skills gap
  18. 18. 18 The New York Times editorial board ran an editorial on 13 June, 2013 that said the skills gap was "mostly corporate fiction" created by employers who are either too selective in who they hire, too stingy with wages or are not willing to offer comprehensive corporate training and development.    Peter Capelli, University of Pennsylvania professor and author of "Why Good People Can't Get Good Jobs" claims that he "laughs out loud" at the idea of a skills gap because he tracks no increase in wages or lengthening of the work week, two things that would happen if there were a skills gap. Denying the skills gap * - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, January 2014 release: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf ** - http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/business/T019-S000-kiplinger-s-economic-outlooks/
  19. 19. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title Which fields are experiencing a “gap”?
  20. 20. 20 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Vocational/Trade/Skilled Labor “Soft” Skills Nursing Digital Marketing Which fields are experiencing a gap?
  21. 21. 21 Which fields are experiencing a gap? 2011 Institute for the Future for University of Phoenix Research Institute
  22. 22. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title How can we measure the skills gap?
  23. 23. 23 How can we measure the skills gap? Gary Beach, 2015
  24. 24. 24 How can we measure the skills gap?
  25. 25. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title Strategic solutions for closing the skills gap
  26. 26. 26 • Public/Private Partnerships • Corporate apprenticeships or training programs • High school career track programs • Political commitment and taxpayer willingness to reform the educational system Bridge the skills gap: Macro solutions
  27. 27. 27 • Establish a reputation as an employer of choice • Offer nontraditional benefits • No-cost and low-cost recognition for performance • Communicate creatively and openly • Communicate the big picture, and the little picture too • Provide consistent training Acquiring & retaining talent amid the skills gap:
  28. 28. 28 1. Staffing agencies have valuable industry expertise 2. Staffing services lead to faster hiring process 3. Some staffing companies offer a wide array of free skills training to their associates 4. Working with recruiters reduces friction among hiring managers 5. Using staffing agency services = less rogue spending Use a staffing company for hard-to-fill vacancies
  29. 29. Click to edit Master title style • Transition slide title Q&A
  30. 30. 30 Connect with us. Thank You for Attending. Gary Beach @gbeachcio Lou Franco @LouFranco Jesse Wright jesse.wright@adeccona.com

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