Expert deficit is controversial
Not only our ARD reportage "The fairy tale of skilled labor"Has shown that the often propagated high demand for skilled workers is controversial. For many years before the program, readers asked again and again: "How can it be that Company constantly complaining about a supposed shortage of skilled workers, but many well-educated people just can not find a job? "
The answer: In reality, the problems are often somewhere else, I've also recently been in my column DIE WELT Written: Companies that complain about a shortage of qualified applicants often have to first take a look at their own noses: Because these employers often think in strictly hierarchical structures and offer unattractive jobs in remote locations.
Wanted: The perfect employee
In return, however, exactly these companies are looking for the "perfect" employee who already has the necessary specialist knowledge to 110 percent, because they do not want to invest in the training and education of their employees - the fear that employees could with the most cumbersome taught expertise hiring them immediately at the competition is too deep in their bones.
Finally, they communicate these semitic ideas in spongy, barely understandable job advertisements, in which team-capable, but please assertive strong candidates are sought, but thanks to the such bullshit bingos are not found. For who is already touched by it? Of course, there are other examples - but they usually do not complain about professional defenses, but are actively doing something about it.
The applicants are also to blame
But I do not just want to employ employer bashing here: the job seekers are not completely innocent of their misery - especially if they lack the necessary experience. I also occasionally experience the inquiries of young university graduates, quite fresh on the labor market, but full of flying ideals head, how it should run in business and how to do it differently; at the same time, from such a viciousness that even I as a rather creative type can understand employers who do not want to adjust them.
However, anyone who thinks that things have to be done differently in a company is quickly frustrated by the reality on the job market, because some nonsensical routine and structure already have their justification. However, what is often lacking is an awareness of pragmatically presenting themselves to potential employers as problem solvers. For exactly this reason, people are hired - but many job seekers in my opinion too rarely clear.
Please improve the communication
What can help here: The communication between the two groups urgently needs to be improved. Companies need a basic understanding of what enhances their own attractiveness in the eyes of qualified professionals. Conversely, job applicants would feel a little more empathic with empathizing with the fears and needs of their bosses.
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