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Talent gap

Organizations continue to struggle to find the right people for the right roles.

Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes have struggled for years to effectively recruit, hire and on-board new employees. Employers are increasingly looking for guidance on how to build a strong employment brand to attract and retain qualified employees. Employers recognize that job seekers likely have different career expectations than previous generations. Flexible working arrangements and robust career development programs are just as important, perhaps more important, than traditional compensation and benefits.

Baker Tilly professionals work with many types of clients and we consistently hear that a client’s plans for implementing strategic growth plans, adopting effective new technologies, nurturing innovation throughout the organization, or dealing with both perennial and new risks, are often hampered by the inability to find the right talent, or effectively put in place alternatives like automation, to carry out organizational goals.

Keys to cracking the talent problem:

  • Candidate-centric journey to find qualified people
  • Organization culture
  • Expertise focus for new managers
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Pivoting the workforce
  • Diversity

An organization’s best intentions for any strategic growth plan can be thwarted by barriers both inside and outside the company.