Chief Executive: The War for Great Talent Rages On Despite Slight Employment Gains

Cielo CEO, Sue Marks, was featured recently on ChiefExecutive.net – an online platform that provides ideas, strategies and tactics for executives seeking to build more effective organizations. The article, The War for Great Talent Rages On Despite Slight Employment Gains, explores how and why the intensifying competition for the best talent is impacting industries, companies and job seekers alike.

Specifically, as Sue explains: “In many markets, the war for talent is back. If it was ever gone, it’s back. Companies are starting to find that they’ve really got to work harder than they’ve ever had to in this area.”

Excerpts from the article:

It’s true that improving U.S. joblessness numbers cloak America’s extreme problems of under-employment and long-term joblessness. And many millennials remain frustrated at the lack of opportunity (40% of unemployed workers are millennials). But CEOs whose companies provide talent to other CEOs, in the form of contracted staffers or prospective employees, insist that, in IT and many other white-collar businesses, their clients are facing difficulty in coming up with enough people qualified for the task.

“In many markets, the war for talent is back,” says Susan Marks, CEO of Cielo, a global talent management and acquisition provider based in Milwaukee. “If it was ever gone, it’s back. Companies are starting to find that they’ve really got to work harder than they’ve ever had to in this area. Yes, there are horrible pockets where the economy still isn’t doing well. But the unemployment rate for people with college degrees is only about 3%.”

For access to the full article, visit:
http://chiefexecutive.net/war-great-talent-rages-despite-slight-employment-gains