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Tue August 7, 2012
The Skills Gap Standoff
With so many Americans out of work and so many companies claiming they can’t fill vacant positions, many have blamed a so-called 'skills gap'. But business professor Peter Cappelli says this is just blaming the unemployed victim, and in fact, many companies are responsible for this bind. He says they're relying on automated, unreliable applicant tracking systems and refusing to train perfectly acceptable candidates. We'll look at this debate.
- Peter Cappelli: George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources. He's the author of "Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It"
Click here to read "The Big Jobs Myth" from The Atlantic, which quotes our guest on the skills gap.