Filling the Talent Gap

The Economist examines how organizations are addressing the talent gap. While we have high unemployment rates, organizations are still challenged to find the right talent to fill specific jobs. Additionally, many organizations have still not changed their traditional development models to address changing demographics:

Nor do companies seem to have given enough thought to dealing with important demographic shifts. For example, even though women have been flooding into the labour market in growing numbers in the past few decades, the “glass ceiling” that stops them getting to the top mostly remains in place…. One problem is that “most companies are still structured around one type of career-advancement model, and if a woman doesn’t conform to that model she won’t progress.”

Great point when one considers the Latino workforce as well.