posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:20 AM
Employers Still Unable to Fill Key Jobs;
Lack of Talent to Blame
I have some observations about corporate culture that could explain some of the ridiculous claims about the "lack of talent" to fill the multitude of
low-paying software development jobs.
Since there hasn't been any loyalty by employers to their employees, directors and managers have no justification for reciprocal loyalty which means
they have no interest in the long term success of their companies.
Most managers will not hire anyone who gets paid more than they do or has greater freedom to work remotely.
A critical component to this disconnect is that if a department could increase efficiency and cut costs, they are generally not allowed to reallocate
their budget. They simply lose that money even if they generate a significant increase in revenue.
This has the effect of discouraging improvement. Only seat warmers can be added since they can maintain or increase their budget, productivity is not
Perhaps worst of all, once a director has held a position for a year or more, any significant improvements to their departments have the effect of
revealing their previous incompetence which endangers their own career security.
A perpetual culture of defensiveness is born!
Additionally, since so many young people are emerging from the intellectual gristmill of higher education with questionable skills, no experience and
enormous debt, human resources personnel simply lower their wage offerings to adapt to the perceived increase in the availability of 'talent.'
Crap begets crap and the symptoms go unaddressed because of the points I have made above.
edit on 5-9-2013 by greencmp because: (no reason given)