Hiring Wisdom: It’s Foolish to Worry About the War For Talent in 2020

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What the workforce will look like in 2020, 2030, or 2050 doesn’t really matter.

The numbers are interesting, but how much will they really affect your business?

Or to put it another way, the question is this: do you have the employees you need today and, if not, where are your going to find them?

Unless you are the size of a Walmart, just work on having the best workforce you can have today and you will be ready to win in the future.

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Bottom line: Remember, if you don’t win the War for Talent in 2013, you won’t be around to wage that war in 2020.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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1 Comment on “Hiring Wisdom: It’s Foolish to Worry About the War For Talent in 2020

  1. I agree up to a point. I speak from a global viewpoint. One of CEOs main concerns is talent worldwide. They know their revenue focus will be on countries/markets where consumer demand is booming (not U.S.). And to handle that demand they will need local national talent (Japanese in Japan, Germans in Germany, etc.). They are “antsy” about where to find the talent as it is an unknown for them —- just as they know they will have to change business models in some countries in the future but they just don’t know how yet and have to spend some upfront time learning.
    So I disagree that focusing only on 2013 in overseas hiring will make you successful in 2014 or beyond. Because it is a new area for HR you will have to learn the competitive market, how people look for jobs, how to brand the company — because it is different in every country.
    So if you are only talking about the U.S. I agree. Globally — not.

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