The Operations Manager just informed you that he needs ten new hires next week to meet the growing customer demand. In addition, you've had four people turn over this week who will need to be back filled immediately. However, your candidate pipeline is running dry and you cannot get people through the hiring process fast enough. How are you possibly going to fill these 14 new positions? For many Talent Management professionals, and particularly those in the manufacturing industry, this is the new norm – an unending list of open positions and a dearth of qualified and available talent. There is a confluence of events that are leading to some of the most difficult hiring conditions that we have seen in decades.