The New Training Gap: Putting America Back to Work


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As training is imperative for all aspects of career and organizational development, this white paper provides practical training tips for both the individual and the manager.

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The New Training Gap: Putting America Back to Work

  1. 1. The New Training Gap: Putting America Back to WorkA Guide to Training for Individuals & Managers 1
  2. 2. Today’s Economic Outlook• 7 million jobs have declined since 2007• 21 million jobs needed by 2020 to return to full employment• 40% of hiring managers have had open positions for longer than 6 months because they can’t find the right applicant• 58% of employers say they will hire more temporary workers• 60 months projected length of jobless recovery Stats provided by McKinsey and Co. 2
  3. 3. Changing Market Conditions• Disruptive technologies• Increasing competition amongst job seekers• Offshoring• Process redesign• Temporary placements• Disaggregated and specialized roles• Mobile workforce “The US workforce will not nearly match the emerging needs of employers. Not enough people will have the educational degrees that will be most in demand.” McKinsey & Co. 3
  4. 4. The Agile Workforce› Today’s talent must be… › Flexible › Collaborative › Adaptable › Technically skilled › Innovative » Today’s talent must be flexible and collaborative. The rapid innovation within IT has forced businesses to become more agile. 4
  5. 5. Why Training?• You are a manager. • Increase ROI on department and technology investment • Increase team collaboration and collective skills • Employee retention • Group dynamics • Increase individual capabilities and performance• You are an individual. • Increase resume visibility • Remain up-to-date with current career and technology trends • Become more proactive in your own career development 5
  6. 6. Role-Based TrainingProfessional development training programs that are focusedon specific titles and departments:• Management• Marketing• Sales• Developer• Customer Service “Training will give me a new set of tangible skills and expertise, which will greatly assist me in securing the type of job I want” ---Jennifer Curley Job Seeker 6
  7. 7. Technical Certifications• Training and certification programs that focus on in-depth teaching of a software or application• Often software training programs are accompanied by a certification• Cloud certifications are becoming more valuable: • Salesforce • Eloqua • Vmware • Google Aps “Salesforce Admin training will fill the gaps in my experience”. --Reggie Renee Michelle Job Seeker 7
  8. 8. Salary Statistics for Certification At Bluewolf, our recruiting team placed over 400 Salesforce roles within the past year at salaries of $90k and above. 8
  9. 9. Soft Skills TrainingTraining programs that teach management andcommunication skills in order to increase teamcollaboration, improve interactions, and define corporatecultures.• Team dynamics• Communication• Conflict management• Presentation skills“I am looking for more than a job. I am looking for a career. Training willenable me to become successful and accomplished.” --David Koopman Job Seeker 9
  10. 10. What are Job Seekers Saying?Bluewolf recently offered free Salesforce Administratortraining for unemployed job seekers. Here is what they saidabout the benefits of training.• Stephen Burgess’ Story: This is not a recession. This is a revolution.• The Unemployment Stories: Video Submissions 1• The Unemployment Stories: Video Submissions 2 10
  11. 11. Want to learn more?Download our white paper:The New Training Gap: Putting America Back to WorkA Guide to Training for Individuals and Managers 11
  12. 12. Thank You! 12