Forbes: 11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

Forbes: 11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

11 Strategies Companies Can Use To Overcome The Talent Shortage

Rapid and significant changes in all industries mean new skill requirements in employees. But hiring employees with the right backgrounds is proving more and more challenging for companies today. A recent survey by ManpowerGroup of more than 41,000 hiring managers around the world found that 38% are having trouble filling positions.

Why are some companies having such a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill open positions, and how should they change their strategy? Below, 11 Forbes Coaches Council members explain:

 

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Create Ownership Opportunities

Employee engagement has been flat since 2000 and workforce shifts are occurring. Become intentional about adopting new workplace practices and focusing on people. Knowing what people are good at allows us to plug them into roles of ownership instead of placing them into task-driven roles. People want to be engaged, fulfilled and doing good work. They often aren’t given the platform to do so.

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: Seven Practices That Distinguish Great Managers From The Rest

Forbes: Seven Practices That Distinguish Great Managers From The Rest

Seven Practices That Distinguish Great Managers From The Rest

There are plenty of good managers out there. They’re efficient, productive, and ensure employees meet objectives. In other words, they get the job done.

Once in a while, however, you’ll come across a great manager — one who not only supervises but leads, inspires and connects with their team on a higher level. These managers go above and beyond, contributing to their team’s success as well as the company’s.

Here, seven career and business coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share the practices that turn mere managers into leaders. Keep these in mind whether you’re looking to hire a key manager for your company or are developing your own leadership skills.

 

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Develop Your Employees

There is a distinct difference between manager and leader by definition. A greatmanager will be both. Taking the time to develop their people will produce a higher level of performance and productivity from their team. It is also a significant boost for the organization, which sees less turnover and improved morale. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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