VividCortex on TechCrunch: The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie

Posted by Alex Slotnick on Nov 16, 2015 11:55:16 AM

Baron Schwartz is on a roll! Fresh off his recent publication of a couple of articles on Fast Company’s website, he now also has a new piece on TechCrunch, titled The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie.

Baron addresses the question of why tech companies claim it’s so hard to find the employees they need. The real problem, Baron suggests, lies with companies’ cultures,not with an inherent talent shortage in the potential workforce. “We frame the discussion as if people are talent,” Baron points out. “In reality, people have talent.” If companies really want to flourish, this is a distinction they should recognize.

For talented people to meaningfully contribute, their talents must be developed in the right environment… And therein lies the problem: The real shortage isn’t of talented people; it’s of employers (and, by implication, society) who are willing or able to nurture talented people.

To read more about why the tech talent shortage is a lie and about Baron’s thoughts on how companies can better nourish their burgeoning, talented employees, check out the full article here.

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