Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Job Applicants Cannot Find Jobs Because Employers Are Unwilling To Train: It Is The Age Of The "Plug And Play" New Hire

A seven and a half minute informative video interview with Peter Capelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources, by Francesca Donner of The Wall Street Journal.

The gist is companies believe they can save money by not hiring; companies are unwilling to train qualified applicants for the specific job opening; companies are overwhelmed by the number of applicants and companies are unrealistically seeking employees with multi-function skills.

While upper level management will say that applicants lack necessary job skills, that is rarely if ever heard from line management.

Companies are seeking "plug and play" new hires who have job experience working at a similar company doing a similar job and do not need any job training.

From The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics, "Video: Why Job Seekers Don’t Land Jobs:"

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