To help build adaptability and resilience into their workforce, more organizations are prioritizing job candidates who show the ability to learn over time.
According to LinkedIn data shared with CNBC Make It, 45% of companies are now explicitly using skills-related metrics to find candidates, 12% more than a year ago.
The United States is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply does not have enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skill jobs. Because a high-quality workforce is the most important determinant of business success, challenges related to hiring the best people have a direct influence on an organization’s competitiveness today and in the future.
Skills based organizations are 107% more likely to effectively place talent