Is Bad Policy Creating Today’s Hiring Struggles?

“We now have the strange situation of over 10 million open jobs and 5 million fewer people employed than before the pandemic,” writes Raghav Singh in his TLNT article titled “Are We Losing the War for Talent?”

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“Reasons for the shortage of talent include a fear of the virus, lack of childcare, stimulus payments, people looking for new types of work, and an overall decline in the supply of talent as the population ages and fewer people choose to attend college. These are all contributing factors, but the overall situation is the result of an economic policy mix that has reduced the supply of labor.”

Just how are today’s economic policies exacerbating the struggle to hire? Head over to TLNT (ERE’s sister site covering all things HR and talent) to read “Are We Losing the War for Talent?”

Vadim Liberman is editor of and a workplace renegade advancing how we think, work, and live. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant to HR and recruiting tech companies at The Starr Conspiracy, as a talent management professional at Prudential, and as senior editor of The Conference Board Review, a magazine for business leaders. Vadim loves to talk about all things HR, talent acquisition, and Bravo TV shows.