Skip to comments.Businesses Say They're Having Trouble Finding People Who Will Show Up For Work
Posted on 04/16/2014 7:27:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Every month, the New York Fed conducts two surveys: the Empire State Manufacturing Survey and its services-sector counterpart, the Business Leaders Survey. And each April it asks respondents of both surveys questions related to the difficulty of finding potential hires with certain skills.
This year's pair of April surveys confirmed that, as in previous years, employers are having trouble finding people with advanced computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality, and reliability.
Further, businesses in both the manufacturing and services sectors report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain skilled workers.
Below are the two key tables from the survey. The first shows that 36% of businesses in the manufacturing sector that responded to the survey are having moderate difficulty finding workers who are punctual and reliable, while 11% report great difficulty in finding workers with those traits. In the services sector, it's not as bad — 22% of respondents report moderate difficulty finding punctual, reliable workers, whereas only 3% report great difficulty.
New York Fed
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Who wants to spend 33% of their working time working as a tax slave for the takers?
I believe it, some of them work here!
I tell my daughter who is looking for a better job, that she doesn’t need to worry so much about if her skills are sufficient, with a history of just showing up every day is a bigger plus anymore. You can train someone who is there every day.
Resentment is growing among the makers in this country.Why work like an animal to support lazy worthless welfare types,who enjoy a better life than we do?
I’ve experienced this first hand, the younger they are the less attuned to being on time or even showing up they are, especially mid-twenties age group. It’s not just laziness or irresponsibility per se, these are college graduates in some instances. Oh, I had to go get a haircut this morning, sorry. Or, oh, I just wanted to go to the beach for a few days, sorry. Then they turn up afterwards still expecting to have a job, genuinely surprised that there’s some sort of problem over disappearing for days with no word from them whatsoever.
I just quit a retail job after 3 weeks. Why? No training - absolutely none - and the boss they assigned me to had not taken a bath in - oh, maybe a month? Plus, a busted computer. But the worst was having no idea what I was doing while feral customers were showing slavering teeth and gums!
I’m generally a very hard worker, extremely punctual, but I was not going to put up with nonsense.
Note to employers: you get as good as you give.
Mostly like our elected officials and especially the gov't bureaucrats, like (slow) Learner.
Businesses will, however, continue targeting their older employees for forced retirement or layoff.
W was the only Preezy in the last 20+ years who wasn’t perpetually late.
If Preezies don’t have to be on time — why should anyone else?
employers are having trouble finding people with advanced computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality, and reliability - who are willing to work for minimum wage.
Many of my students fall into this category, with the exception of the Asians....they are on time, sit in the front row and are prepared to answer classroom questions.
Just some more propaganda to bring in more foreign guest workers who can do jobs Americans can’t do.
RE: If Preezies dont have to be on time why should anyone else?
On average, how late is Obama for his meetings?
My company had an job posting for a PHP programmer for an annual salary of $100,000 a year. We had this job posted everywhere for a year and got no serious applicants.
We finally had to bring in a guy from India to do the job.
That is great.
Good question. Some info here though...http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2010/04/13/why-is-obama-always-late/
I have noticed to same thing.
I have two TOP priorities when it comes to hiring someone:
1. will they actually show up.
2. can I trust them to not steal from me.
those 2 criteria alone eliminate 90% of everyone I consider.
After I have hired them I have 1 more eliminator... will they actually work
That one eliminates nearly everyone else.
forget wanting someone competent, or who even speaks English! It’s nearly impossible to meet the above most basic criteria.
Did they try Linkedin?