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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Concise and relavent

    This book does a fabulous job going beyond what "everybody knows" about the skills gap. It examines how businesses bear some of the blame due to the way they search for and screen applicants. A refreshing dose of common sense that should be read by anyone in HR, any CEO, and anyone with a general interest in the labor market.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Cuts through the political double speak

    Peter Cappelli cuts through the political double speak surrounding the complex issue of jobs. He peals back the sound bite explanations of pundits revealing some surprising reasons for the jobs gap. Written in a easily accessible style. Cappelli explores different influences and how implementing solutions will be a challenge.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

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    Highly Recommended for C-Suite Execs, HR, and Recruiters

    Without a doubt, Peter Cappelli hits the nail on the head with this book. A popular reference on LinkedIn by the unemployed, anyone in a position to make hiring decisions, or even selecting candidates for interviews, should read this before they go through the next pile of resumes.

    Short and easy to read, Mr. Cappelli addresses head on the issues facing the unemployed and how decision-makers are not helping themselves by ignoring the talent within the demographic of the unemployed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Spot on diagnosis, but lacks concrete guidance for the job seeker.

    The author does a great job of analzing the current inefficiencies in the US labor markets. He calls companies, HR managers, and hiring managers out on the carpet to answer for their role in the broken hiring process that exists in many companies today. I wish he had spent more time on how the job seeker can navigate the process and get hired eithout being that "unicorn" described in the book. It is a very short read.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    I can't speak to this book

    I ordered but never received this book and so cannot give a review for it.

    Barnes and Noble cancelled my order for this book saying that they were unable to acquire it.

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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