Not Your Father’s War for Talent

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In the late 90’s, the War for Talent meant companies’ demand for capable employees outstripped the available supply, in part because the growth in the economy was accelerating demand.  Now, we still have a war for talent, but it’s due more to supply side issues, specifically a lack of supply, which is chilling, given our meager economic growth.  ACT, the college test company, recently reported “Only 39 percent of ACT-tested…

Signs of Chronic High-skill Talent Shortage?

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For the first time in 5 years, the quota on H-1B visas will be exhausted in less than a week.  Although it suggests a recovering economy, it also suggests a chronic shortage of highly skilled, mostly science-related workers.  Details here. (Looking for issues of our 60-Second Email?  You’ll find those here.)
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