Labor Shortage 6

John Sumser's Recruiting RoadshowYesterday’s article (about recruiting physicians in cold weather places) showcased a key operating principle in the labor shortage. Sometimes, there are enough people. They just might not be where you need them. The dislocation of the labor supply is a problem that has long been solved by recruiters.

Things are a bit more serious these days. There is actually a physician shortage. The mismatch between supply and demand in nursing is well understood. Service providers like police, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and ambulance drivers (there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of ambulance chasers) are the cause of intramural competition for workers between neighboring locales. Where the national shortages are the greatest, the competition goes global.

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