Talent shortage and how to fight it

Erik Fiala
Erik Fiala
Founder, CEO at Source
Jan 14, 2023
3 min read
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The talent shortage is a growing concern for businesses all over the world. Talent shortages can be a major challenge for businesses, especially in today's competitive job market. If you're struggling to find the right employees for your company, you're not alone.

According to a recent survey, more than half of all organizations are experiencing some level of talent shortage. This can be particularly frustrating for managers and HR professionals, who are constantly on the lookout for top talent.

So, what can you do to address this issue? Here are a few strategies that might help:

1. Broaden your recruitment efforts

If you're only looking for candidates in your immediate area, you might be limiting your pool of potential hires. Consider expanding your search to other cities or even other countries. You never know who you might find if you open up your recruitment efforts.

2. Be open to unconventional candidates

Not everyone who is qualified for a job has a traditional resume. Don't discount candidates just because they don't have a lot of experience or don't have a degree in a specific field. Look for people who are passionate about their work and have the skills and drive to succeed.

3. Offer competitive salaries and benefits

If you want to attract top talent, you need to offer competitive salaries and benefits. Take the time to research what other companies in your industry are offering and make sure you're keeping pace.

4. Provide training and development opportunities

Employees want to feel like they are growing and learning in their careers. Offer training and development opportunities to help your team members advance their skills and stay engaged in their work.

5. Foster a positive company culture

A positive company culture can go a long way in attracting and retaining top talent. Make sure your team members feel valued and supported, and create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive.


In conclusion, talent shortages can be a frustrating and challenging issue for businesses. However, by broadening your recruitment efforts, being open to unconventional candidates, offering competitive salaries and benefits, providing training and development opportunities, and fostering a positive company culture, you can improve your chances of finding and retaining top talent. Ehm, just remember that it takes time and effort to build a strong and skilled team, but it will be worth it in the long run.

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