Wall Street Journal article on the subject and has been picked up by recruitment bloggers aplenty ever since. The situation, so the narrative goes, is that, in professional, white-collar recruitment at least, we are experiencing a skills shortage that is resulting in employers having to work harder than before to attract quality candidates. In other words, if you are looking for people to fill more specialist positions that require quite a lot of experience, such as sales directors, finance directors or business development managers, it could prove a bit tricky – and slow.Thanks to skills shortages, 2015 has been billed the "Year of the Candidate". But what support is available for HR professionals to ensure that they do not miss out on the best recruits, asks Cath Everett? This buzz-term appeared to start on 1 January with the publication of a
[pullquote]If companies treated online sales in the same way as online resourcing, no one would ever buy anything” – Gareth Jones, The Chemistry Group[/pullquote]The same is not true of entry-level, semi- or non-skilled workers though, where the number of candidates still exceeds the number of available positions, effectively creating a two-tier workforce.