Skip to comments.US Companies need better human resources directors, not foreign high-tech workers
Posted on 05/17/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT by Moseley
Problems in hiring high-tech workers at big corporations are driving the push for amnesty in the immigration reform debate.
Big businesses say they need to import more foreign workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics because they cant find U.S. citizens and legal residents to fill the jobs. Democrats will not vote for importing more workers unless they get amnesty for the 11 million to 20 million low-skill undocumented workers. So big donors and political action committees like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are lighting fires under Republicans to pass immigration reform.
But maybe U.S. companies need to hire qualified human resources directors who know how to find the estimated 11.4 million U.S. citizens trained in high-tech fields who are not working in those jobs now. Is the problem a recruitment failure?
In a 2013 article, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers suggested the United States has all the skilled workers it needs.
[T]here are more STEM workers than suitable jobs. One study found, for example, that wages for U.S. workers in computer and math fields have largely stagnated since 2000, institute officials wrote in an article published in its Spectrum journal. Even as the Great Recession slowly recedes, STEM workers at every stage of the career pipeline, from freshly minted grads to mid- and late-career Ph.D.s, still struggle to find employment as many companies, including Boeing, IBM, and Symantec, continue to lay off thousands of STEM workers.
The Washington Post made a similar assessment the same year, saying the United States has more than a sufficient supply of workers available to work in STEM occupations.
The Post article quoted study by the Economic Policy Institute that found many computer science graduates reporting that they couldnt find jobs in their computer disciplines.
(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...
How about dropping the Newspeak term “human resources” and going back to “personnel”, too?
I have been promoted twice within my current company. Both times my resume wouldn’t have made it through he HR screening process. The search is more about finding the right key words than about finding the right fit.
To clarify, according to HR, I wasn’t qualified to replace myself.
They just do want to hire Americans. They can pay the visa holder lower wages and fewer benefits.Bill gates been doing it for years.Many of these workers sit beside Americans in the same college learning the same trade.For some reason only the visa holder can do the job.
American managers project their incompatible on American engineers.
Of course not since you didn't volunteer for a hefty cut in pay.
“We can’t hire you...Your not foreign enough.”
Companies exist for HR. Somehow HR has developed the mentality that they are the Heart and Soul of a company.
More like the cancer.
The “personnel” organ was more benign, or perhaps that’s just a matter of perception on my part.
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We are dropping the term “human resources,” could we drop the term “masses” as well?
“How about dropping the Newspeak term human resources and going back to personnel, too?”
“Human Resources” is so five minutes ago. It’s now “Talent Management”. No, really.
“Companies exist for HR. Somehow HR has developed the mentality that they are the Heart and Soul of a company.”
Actually, to a degree this is true.
The purpose of a modern HR department is to protect the management from the employees.
“To clarify, according to HR, I wasnt qualified to replace myself.”
We cant hire you...Your not foreign enough.
People might chuckle at this statement, but it’s actually true. I genuinely believe that I would have been much better off doing an interview with a very, very good fake accent.
“We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long with so little that we are now qualified to do everything with nothing.”
That tells us more about our "education" system than anything else.
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