Change is hard. It’s human nature to resist and delay change, because it takes energy and resources to adapt.
The Skillwork Forum (5)
The most important question when it comes to tackling the skilled labor shortage: Is there a better way?
The skilled trade shortage wasn’t created overnight—and it’s not going to be solved overnight either. 👀
The skilled trade shortage is real.
As businesses continue to reopen and get moving again after the economic shutdown earlier this year, considering a possible return of high COVID-19 numbers is likely the last thing on our minds.
While hiring itself isn’t too complicated, hiring the RIGHT people is hard.
With a shortage of over a million skilled laborers and ever-increasing demand as America ramps up production again, there’s more pressure than ever for companies to get the workers they need to execute their goals. Unfortunately, these positions can require a precise fit of skills and experience—and internal talent acquisition isn’t always equipped to find that fit with the tools they have.
For companies that already struggle finding quality skilled labor talent to get their jobs done, investing in a “bad hire” is a costly mistake few can afford. At Skillwork, we call this a negative outcome in the recruiting process. And for so many companies, these negative outcomes feel unavoidable.
Leadership is an incredible gift, but sometimes the responsibility can be overwhelming. On this week’s episode of The Skillwork Forum, “Servant Leadership and Intentionality”, we discuss the incredible impact of others-focused leadership. We all have the ability to be transformational leaders in our businesses when we focus on this pattern: grow, give, repeat.
Before the shutdown of many businesses in March 2020, the number one worry keeping business leaders up at night was the skilled worker shortage. Then the pandemic happened, and priorities shifted overnight.