Generations at work Talent Gallery - Scandinavian Search Group

5 generations in work force

It has long been predicted that it will be more open positions than candidates the coming years within certain roles in the society. Both in the private and public sector. The estimates vary, but experts agree that it will be between 3 and 10 million more workplaces than people by 2020. These are alarming statistics, and we are already experiencing that we are facing shortages within certain disciplines.

If you have worked with recruiting within the health sector or engineering, you know what we are talking about.

There is a significant difference between values and attitudes between the different generations

The consequence of the candidate shortage will be:

  1. The time you will spend on hiring critical positions can increase from 1 month to 6 months, a year or more.
  2. The companies lowers their candidate requirements to get positions filled
  3. The salary levels increase. What is high income for certain disciplines today will be medium level the coming years. Expertise shortage will be widespread.

The candidates

The candidates have their own ways of getting insights of the job market. In today's computer based world it is important for companies/institutions to have a conscious relationship to the web-based world we all live in.

It is worth noticing the following:

  • 84% of the candidates will look at the company's website before an interview
  • 54% of the candidates will review the company through social networks and professional networks
  • 53% of the candidates will check news about the company/institution online.

The best candidates will always do thorough research of a future employer early on in the process.

When you identify the ideal profile one should start describing the actual job - not the person who will do the job

3 parameters to job success

  1. Competency
  2. Motivation
  3. Team skills

Talent Gallery are members of NPAworldwide - a global network with more than 500 executive search companies. We offer amongst other:

  • Training of managers in the recruiting discipline - internal training
  • Headhunting services
  • Assistance in selection processes
  • Profile testing of candidates
  • Management for Hire
  • International recruiting

Our experts

Anne Verdich, Mobile +47 4677 2020, e-mail

Reidun Pedersen Ringel, Mobile +47 9205 0437 e-mail

Roar H. Olsen, Mobile +47 9130 2225 e-mail

Sondre Larsen, Mobile +47 9340 5195 e-mail

Tom Augestad, Mobile +47 4803 4452 e-mail

Tor D. Eliassen, Mobile +47 9226 5930 e-mail

Trond Larsen, Mobile +47 9130 2220 e-mail

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Trond Larsen

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