Tuesday Digestif (28/2016): Spain’s Challenge – 5 million unemployed but no qualified talent πŸ“‰βŒ›πŸ˜

Tuesday Digestif: Weekly Perengo Newsletter on Labor Policy & HR Management

Hello everyone,

today we cover:

  1. Why Spain can’t fill jobs despite its 5 million unemployed
  2. How the Income Gap is growing and growing
  3. Why 1-on-1s should be dialogues and not group discussions

Cover Story – Spain’s Talent Mismatch

With an unemployment rate of 20.4% Spain is having difficulties to match labor demand with the right talent in a post-recession economy.

Most of the unemployed citizens just simply lack the required skills that companies are demanding. And this group of citizens accounts for almost 5 million people.

It will be interesting to see how the country plans on tackling this divide via education reforms and other stimuli.

Spain Runs Out of Workers With Almost 5 Million Unemployed
Spain Runs Out of Workers With Almost 5 Million Unemployed

This Week’s Finest – Wealth Development in U.S. cities

Technology Can Raise Wages for Most People but the Truly PoorΒ (URL) – Research suggests that technology industries can have a net positive effect on wealth creation in their particular location.

Yet there is no firm evidence that technology eradicates poverty for the very poor segments of society.

99% of Post-recession Jobs Went to People with College Degrees (URL) – Reports suggest that after 2010 the U.S. had created 11.6 million new jobs – 11.5 went to those with at least some education.

99% of Post-recession Jobs Went to People with College Degrees
99% of Post-recession Jobs Went to People with College Degrees

Worth Reading – HR Practices

Group 1-on-1s Only Sound Good on PaperΒ (URL) – There is too many things that can go wrong:

  1. No continuity of manager-employee relationship
  2. Lack of accountability
  3. Unclear hierarchy and reporting lines

5 Roles for HR Departments of the Future (URL) – Forbes compiled a neat list of possible HR roles for the future:

  1. Manager of Employee Engagement
  2. Director of Learning
  3. Diversity Officer
  4. Mindset Coach
  5. Talent & Repertoire Manager

Please let us know what you liked, what you disliked and which topics you would love to see in the future.

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Have a great week,
Team Perengo

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