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The Future of Talent Institute is a consortium of organizations and individuals who explore emerging issues in talent management, staffing, recruiting, employee development, retention and leadership development. Our members comprise a wide range of sizes, industries and locations. Read more…
The Future of Talent Institute provides early insights and in-depth research into employment trends, demographics, workforce attitudes, organizational structure, and new technologies so that your firm can make faster and better decisions about talent and talent-related issues. Learn more here.
The Future of Talent Institute roots go back to Kevin Wheeler and Eileen Clegg’s work in at Institute for the Future, where they identified talent as a key area of focus. Click here to read details bios of Kevin and Eileen.
The Future of Work
The popular belief that there is a significant shortage of qualified people is simply not true. That’s what Kevin argues in this post. He identifies and analyzes seven trends, debunking this erroneous belief and showing us how this false shortage was of our own doing.
This week’s guest blogger, Chris Gootherts, Founder and President of International Talent Recruitment, postulates, “You have already declined the candidates that could have filled all your needs.” In this post, Chris uses his experience at Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon to explore causes of unfilled positions in tech, and builds his case for what recruiters need to do with the allegory of the elephant and the blind men.
“I no longer saw four generations beholden to their stereotypes, but a communication divide that was digital, not generational.” Guest blogger Chris Kurtz, Founder and Principal Consultant at PeerThru, discusses this digital divide, his approaches to communication, and his action plan.
Current Employment Trends
U.S. Pop Working Part-Time, Consultants, or Self-Employed
U.S. Population Employed by Manufacturing (Less than 13%)
U.S. Population Living in Urban Areas
U.S. Unemployment Rate (07/16)
U.S. Job Seekers Starting Own Company (Q2 2014)
U.S. Average Employment Tenure (Years)
U.S. Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate (07/16)