Magazine article HRMagazine

The Skills Gap Is a Myth

Magazine article HRMagazine

The Skills Gap Is a Myth

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Regarding your Viewpoint article (December 2017/January 2018) by Peter Cappelli, I absolutely agree with the professor. Organizational leaders know they have a ton of resumes of people wanting to work and willing to learn, some with college degrees and some without. All these prospects need is someone to hire them and let them apprentice or intern for a while. But companies are lazy and cheap, expecting everyone else to invest the time and money in the human equity available.

f Elaine T. I Houston

I agree-another myth debunked! If you want employees to have certain skills, invest in teaching them. The key word being "invest." Don't view it as a cost. I am a willing and capable individual, and it's very frustrating to apply to a job where my resume matches the core skills only to be overlooked because I haven't done it before. A farmer will tend to their crops to reap a good yield. A teacher will educate students to develop the skills we as a society have deemed necessary to succeed. Why should the relationship between employees and employers be any different? …

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