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HRM CA | 20 Jun 2013, 12:02 AM Agree 0
The mismatch between skills and vacancies is only getting worse. What can your organization do to prepare?
  • Larry Dahl | 20 Jun 2013, 08:00 AM Agree 0
    "The recent Manpower Talent Shortage Survey showed 35% of employers in Canada are struggling to find the right people and skills for vacancies.... More than half (54%) said the shortage would have a medium or high impact on their ability to meet client needs.... 'There needs to be government incentives for the employer to want to train staff...'."

    You're kidding, of course! Loss of business due to the skills shortage isn't enough incentive for management to want to train staff?

  • J.R.T. | 20 Jun 2013, 08:05 AM Agree 0
    The problem is that in these industries you train staff and they leave, taking your training investment with them. A bonded government program, e.g. where you invest a year in training and guarantee three years work or get reimbursed for the training cost, would reduce the risk for me. As a small business owner I've stopped hiring at junior/apprentice level. I'd rather pay the wages and get someone who already knows what they're doing.
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