Employers Struggle with Ill-Prepared Workforce

A new report shows that U.S. employers continue to struggle with an ill-prepared workforce, finding new hires lack crucial basic and applied skills. Employer-sponsored readiness training is not successfully correcting these deficiencies, according to a new report from Corporate Voices for Working Families, ASTD, The Conference Board, and SHRM. The results of this study demonstrate how critical it is for companies to be more strategic and focused on efforts such as providing internships and working in partnership with community colleges on workforce readiness initiatives to prepare new entrants before they enter the workplace. Read full report» 09/02/2009