How committed is your company to recruiting the top candidates for each job? A staffing franchise like AtWork Group can help you with the task, but it’s up to your own people to handle talent management, which includes not only recruitment but also developing and maintaining your best employees.

Today, talent management is an increasingly difficult task. Even though unemployment remains high, many companies say they can’t find the right people for certain jobs or departments.

What’s the reason for that? Well, the workplace is a quickly evolving place. New technology is always coming out, and people need different skills to do certain jobs than they might have previously. That means that each time something changes, the pool of people who can do a particular job often narrows.

The other side of that coin is that younger people entering the workforce may not be bringing with them all the skills they need. Many companies are concerned about whether high schools, colleges, and universities are really training people properly. In addition, some talent pools may be growing shallower, as fewer people pick fields such as math, science, and engineering.

Not only are there rapid changes to the way jobs are done, but the people available to do them are also changing. Right now, there are three generations of people in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the millennials. Just a few short years ago, everyone assumed that Baby Boomers would be retiring fairly soon. Then the economic crash happened, and that left members of that generation struggling to keep their families above water. Many of them lost their retirement savings, or their pensions. That means there are more people continuing to work after age 65 than ever before. However, it’s the younger generations who can better keep up with the fast advance of technology, so many Baby Boomers find themselves falling by the wayside when it comes to finding a job. And younger workers are more willing to change jobs or even move across the country or abroad for their ideal job, leaving gaps in some sectors or locations.

The economic downturn also signaled something else: the rise of demand for temporary workers. Talent management is especially tricky in this sector, since the makeup of the temporary workforce is always changing.

The fact is, it’s only going to get harder to attract and keep the right kind of people for a job or company. Savvy recruiters, like those at AtWork Group, can help make the task a little easier. Take some time to figure out what you need, and then start making plans to bring the right talent on board.

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