I started recruiting in 2008…just when the economic crisis was hitting. There were so many people looking for work and so few places hiring. It was tough.

I have come back to recruiting recently and happily the economy is in nice shape however it is tough to fill positions.

Why?

Well, not many people are looking BUT we know younger people move around a lot…so we might think that the movement would fill positions.

Not so much! That’s not what I am seeing in North America.

Young people are opting to work for themselves more today than they have in the past. That means, not only are there jobs available, I am finding that there are fewer people available to fill the positions.

What to do?

Businesses need to look at what they need and who they need to be to attract talent. It is not an easy shift but without doing this deep dive and making changes, the results will be concerning.