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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs

The Skills Gap And What Companies Can Do About It

By Peter Cappelli


Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work.

Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills gap, employers argue applicants are simply not qualified; schools aren't preparing students for jobs; the government isn't letting in enough high-skill immigrants; and even when the match is right, prospective employees won’t accept jobs at the wages offered.

In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people can’t get hired. Drawing on jobs data, anecdotes from all sides of the employer-employee divide, and interviews with jobs professionals, he explores the paradoxical forces bearing down on the American workplace and lays out solutions that can help us break through what has become a crippling employer-employee stand-off.

Among the questions he confronts: Is there really a skills gap? To what extent is the hiring process being held hostage by automated software that can crunch thousands of applications an hour? What kind of training could best bridge the gap between employer expectations and applicant realities, and who should foot the bill for it? Are schools really at fault?

Named one of HR Magazine’s Top 20 Most Influential Thinkers of 2011, Cappelli not only changes the way we think about hiring but points the way forward to rev America’s job engine again.

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Format: Book
Author: Cappelli, Peter
Summary: Annotation Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work.Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills gap, employers argue applicants are simply not qualified; schools aren't preparing students for jobs; the government isn't letting in enough high-skill immigrants; and even when the match is right, prospective employees wont accept jobs at the wages offered.In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of Whartons Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people cant get hired. Drawing on jobs data, anecdotes from all sides of the employer-employee divide, and interviews with jobs professionals, he explores the paradoxical forces bearing down on the American workplace and lays out solutions that can help us break through what has become a crippling employer-employee stand-off.Among the questions he confronts: Is there really a skills gap? To what extent is the hiring process being held hostage by automated software that can crunch thousands of applications an hour? What kind of training could best bridge the gap between employer expectations and applicant realities, and who should foot the bill for it? Are schools really at fault?Named one ofHR Magazines Top 20 Most Influential Thinkers of 2011, Cappelli not only changes the way we think about hiring but points the way forward to rev Americas job engine again.
Title: Why good people can't get jobs : the skills gap and what companies can do about it / Peter Cappelli.
Publisher Date: Philadelphia, PA : Wharton Digital Press, c2012.
Subject: Employability. Labor laws and legislation Unemployment Employee selection
Isbn: 9781613630143 (pbk.) 161363014X (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Cappelli, Peter
Summary: Annotation Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work.Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills gap, employers argue applicants are simply not qualified; schools aren't preparing students for jobs; the government isn't letting in enough high-skill immigrants; and even when the match is right, prospective employees wont accept jobs at the wages offered.In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of Whartons Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people cant get hired. Drawing on jobs data, anecdotes from all sides of the employer-employee divide, and interviews with jobs professionals, he explores the paradoxical forces bearing down on the American workplace and lays out solutions that can help us break through what has become a crippling employer-employee stand-off.Among the questions he confronts: Is there really a skills gap? To what extent is the hiring process being held hostage by automated software that can crunch thousands of applications an hour? What kind of training could best bridge the gap between employer expectations and applicant realities, and who should foot the bill for it? Are schools really at fault?Named one ofHR Magazines Top 20 Most Influential Thinkers of 2011, Cappelli not only changes the way we think about hiring but points the way forward to rev Americas job engine again.
Title: Why good people can't get jobs : the skills gap and what companies can do about it / Peter Cappelli.
Publisher, Date: Philadelphia, PA : Wharton Digital Press, c2012.
Description: 104 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Employability.
Subjects: Labor laws and legislation
Subjects: Unemployment
Subjects: Employee selection
Other Title: Why good people can not get jobs
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-96) and index.
ISBN: 9781613630143 (pbk.)
ISBN: 161363014X (pbk.)
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