This post is by Susan Strayer LaMotte, founder of exaqueo, a workforce consultancy. She builds cultures, employer brands and talent strategies for startup and high-growth companies and shows them the real bottom-line value talent plays in company growth.
It’s hard to look up, let alone look ahead when it comes to talent acquisition. Whether you’re managing volume in a down economy or blindsided by a specific shortage of talent in a key market, it’s a balancing act to keep one eye on the ball and one on what everyone else is doing.
While many opinions differ on the existence of an actual talent gap— there's one thing we know for sure. There are lots of people who want to work, and lots of open jobs. So how do we fill the talent gap, for real?