How HR Managers Are Handling The Talent Shortage Problem
Key insights: utilize flexible talent and invest in re-skilling initiatives
A Tuesday report issued by freelancing website Upwork revealed the challenges HR managers face in a changing workplace. As talent becomes harder to find and the amount of open positions grows, HR managers are evolving their work strategies—utilizing flexible talent and investing in re-skilling initiatives, according to the report.
Within the past year, three times as many HR managers reported that hiring had gotten harder than those who reported it becoming easier. Many of those credited this to a widening skills gap, and 62 percent cited that this was a key reason for embracing a "flexible workforce."
The report also touched on the growing number of available positions. According to the report, 96 percent of those surveyed last year had open positions, and 66 percent plan to continue to increase their headcount in 2018. These numbers are expected to increase an average of 19 percent.
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