Company - blame for your own dilemma?
The topic of specialist deficit is still contradictory: While some argue that there is no shortage, the others complain that they do not find suitable employees - and start "happy" personal marketing campaigns, which, frantically-desperate , Should attract specialists.
In reality, companies complaining about professional deficiencies are often themselves responsible for their own dilemma. And they could even solve it myself, about it I recently on the podium of a meeting by Young IT Professionals (YITP) in Heidelberg.
Specialists do not grow on trees
Speakers also spoke at the event, such as the renowned humanist Jutta Rump or Gerd Zirka from the Institute for Employment Research.
Opinions about how companies can attract and retain professionals have gone far and wide, but at the end of the day, a standing crystallized: Professionals are usually just not ready to go, as many businesses want, they do not grow on trees , Rather, the companies have to qualify themselves - for example with their own trainee programs.
Continuing instead of whining
Successful employers such as Markus Gutheinz, who has just been awarded the "Instructors of the Year" award in Austria, have long since recognized this.
His recipe: He pays the employees of his hotel "Jungbrunn" every hour they spend, provides housing, food and work clothes - and also training: In addition to the vocational school, the trainees learn in a separate academy expertise and soft skills.
Fluctuation belongs to it
While many companies shy away from investing in employees because they are afraid of leaving, Gutheinz is relaxed: "Fluctuation is a part of tourism. We even motivate people to gain experience in other homes, "he says.
This is worthwhile: The hotel has long since established itself as an employer brand, the employees come from 14 nations to work in the remote Tannheimer Valley.
The "Jungbrunn" as a reference is worth a lot. And many even come back years later. "The employees are the mirror of the company philosophy," explains the hotelier, who has recognized one thing: appreciation for the employees is the best personnel marketing.
The discussion on the topic
As expected, a number of comments and reader reactions have already been given to the article in the world. They show how great the frustration on the part of the job-seekers is. So it is said: This is all just imagegedöhns. the labor market has been so diluted by Hartz4 that the now-promoted multilingual staff can be found under 12 € the hour. If garnix helps more is jmd from Poland, which work even for 10 € / h. There is no shortage of skilled workers! Appreciation is the best HR marketing ?? - Ha, ha, good joke
We have enough good people in the companies but performance and commitment are simply not rewarded. The more you show performance and commitment, the more people are generally used and exploited.
We have enough young people looking for a job, if they are lucky they get a temporary job at a pittance.
These are the facts on the subject !! Appreciation? There are still enough companies that run entire departments with temporary workers thanks to the Hartz shame and these are all specialists. But as long as the state makes that possible, nothing will change. Everything is not entirely wrong, however, the worthy commentators have probably overlooked that the above example comes from Austria, where the employment law is still a lot more employee-friendly.
In addition, the article does not deny these facts: However, there are still small and medium-sized companies that still complain about a shortage of skilled workers despite the circumstances you have described. The article gives reasons for this and shows solutions, there are further solutions in the article The fairy tale of skills shortage - A question of perspective.
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