Bridging the Skills Gap: In the War for Talent, it's a Candidate's Market

Posted by  Amber Tipton

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"There are many successful CEOs that will say, 'I don't care what skills they have, give me someone who fits my culture and is willing to learn and I'll teach them what they need to know.'"

Today we'll be talking with Steven Jarrett, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, and Rose Keith, Project Consultant, about how the current labor market and skills gap are affecting employers and job seekers. In this podcast, we'll discuss:

  • The skills gap in manufacturing and skilled trades and what's causing it

  • Is the skills gap specific to younger generations, or is it being felt across generations?

  • How new technology is affecting the skills gap?

  • What other industries are experiencing a skills gap?

  • And, most importantly, how do you bridge the skills gap?

Warning: If you don't want to listen to us talk about exotic fruits, crunchy chips, and the candy contessa, skip to around the nine-minute mark!

Episode 5: Bridging the Skills Gap: In the War for Talent, It's a Candidate's Market

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Amber Tipton

Amber Tipton is a Marketing Research Associate based in the Pittsburgh office of Select International. She is a marketing research and grammar ninja, curator of company culture, and the host of Select International’s podcast, select radIO. Amber has a B.A. in Communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

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