Is the War for Talent back in full swing? That’s the direction staffing trends are headed, with the competition for qualified talent at its highest peak since pre-recession hiring. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2015, 60% of the new jobs being created will require skills that only 20% of the population actually has. A recent report from the American Society for Training and Development says that in 2015, a staggering 76% of all U.S. jobs will require highly skilled workers in areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math. Additionally, Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that the demand for college educated workers will surpass the supply of this population by 300,000 a year. In other words, there will be 3 million fewer graduates than needed.
In this whitepaper, we will explore hiring trends for 2015, including the most in demand roles and how they relate to economic recovery, as well as tactics to find and retain qualified talent in a competitive market.