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Missing link between employees and employers

on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 07:29

When I meet with any prospects or having any meetings with my clients, one of the things we must talked about is their employment situation, whether it is a job status, business trend or security on what they are doing.

Two articles on both sides (employees and employers) were released recently but they have very different viewpoints. 
Growing number of professionals face job insecurity, study finds 

A survey released Tuesday of 1,000 professionals across the country found that one in five are in precarious jobs, working contract-to-contract, part-time, or freelance. More than half of those in insecure employment said their income varied significantly, and 60 per cent said they donít have pension plans or sick pay.

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Conversely, 85 per cent of professionals with secure jobs had pensions and 94 per cent said they got paid if they were ill.

Regardless of job status, the study conducted by progressive think tank the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found a *widespread sense of economic insecurity,* with 58 per cent of all professionals surveyed reporting their job used to be more stable.

The other article was from the employers' side:
Canadian employers upping benefits offerings to fill job vacancies: survey 

The survey, which polled 2,000 employers, found 41 per cent of survey respondents are having difficulty filling vacancies. Positions in the skilled trades such as electricians, welders and mechanics, are the most difficult to fill. After that category, the toughest positions to fill in Canada are: sales representatives, drivers, technicians, engineers, information technology workers, office support and health-care professionals. The top 10 is rounded out by professionals such as lawyers, project managers and researchers and teachers.

About two-thirds (68 per cent) of survey respondents are investing in learning platforms and development tools to bolster the talent pipeline, while 41 per cent are changing their educational or experience requirements. More than half (56 per cent) are broadening their view of talent pools, looking at employees such as boomerang retirees, parents returning to the workforce and part-time workers.

Some 41 per cent are offering additional benefits, 39 per cent are implementing contract, freelance or temporary positions and 28 per cent are offering flexible or remote working opportunities.

While employees find it is hard to find a job (which is the case I am seeing among some of my clients), or to secure the job they have now, employers find it difficult to fill their vacancies as well! Where is the missing link? How can we fill the gap and get the talents to fill what the companies are looking for?

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