Many people may think that because there is high unemployment and lots of good people out of work during these challenging economic times that the talent shortage is over. The truth is the talent shortage is actually getting worse. There are a lot of people out of work, but companies and organizations are still in dire need of the right kind of talent. The larger demographic picture which includes an aging workforce and fewer young people moving into the workforce to replace them, has made the need to attract and retain the best talent even more critical than ever before. Tighter corporate budgets mean that the people who are working are under greater pressure with fewer resources.
In order for a company or organization to sustain itself and be competitive in its market, it needs every person functioning at his or her optimal level. This means that they are healthy, creative, energetic, focused, passionate, and committed to what they do. They need to bring all their best ideas and work effectively and collaboratively together for the common good.