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Fresh Perspectives Teachable Fit: A New Approach for Easing the Talent MismatchIn This Article



• Manpower research reveals that talent is elusive— it’s everywhere and nowhere. Despite high unemployment, companies worldwide continue to have difficulty filling key positions, and millions of jobs are currently unfilled. The skills distribution of available workers doesn’t match global demand. • To mitigate this situation, employers should broaden their search for candidates to include industry migrants, location migrants, internal role changers and workforce entrants. • Employers must also recalibrate their mindsets to consider candidates who may not have all the specific skills a job requires. This is especially true for systemic shortages of in-demand roles: Employers cannot address these shortages one hire at a time. • They must refine job descriptions and candidate evaluations to identify people with a “teachable fit” based on adjacent skills rather than a traditional fit. At the same time, they must also commit to reskilling and upskilling employees, new hires and even potential candidates by partnering with governments and other stakeholders

Year: 2010
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