The combination of workers seeking a change, and employers now embracing the idea of going outside traditional ranks for employees will cause some interesting changes and challenges in the world of employment
Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) September 15, 2008
Berkeley Palmer sights surveys that show new trends in hiring and career search.
Berkeley Palmer, a career management firm with offices in Overland Park, KS is beginning to see a new trend in hiring. Employers are looking to industry outsiders for talent.
Berkeley Palmer says, "This is big news because in the past employers were primarily interested in only hiring within their own industry."
In a survey of over 3000 employers by Career Builder said they have open positions for which they can't find skilled labor. Seventy eight percent of those companies said they were willing to recruit workers who don't have specific experience in their industry. "That's huge," according to a spokesperson for Berkeley Palmer. "Employers have historically felt that their industry was unique to all others. This will even have an effect on the recruiting community. Recruiters have been accustomed to sourcing talent from within a given industry, for that industry; and even specific to the job function. That all changes now."
Berkeley Palmer also cited another similar survey of more than 5700 workers that showed over one-third said they were interested in trying out a new career path. "The combination of workers seeking a change, and employers now embracing the idea of going outside traditional ranks for employees will cause some interesting changes and challenges in the world of employment," according to Berkeley Palmer.
Berkeley Palmer finds that most professionals make an industry leap through hard work; researching the most suitable industry targets, conducting career business meetings, and identifying and effectively communicating their transferable skills.
Berkeley Palmer is located in Overland Park KS, with affiliated offices throughout the U.S. For more information about them visit their website at http://www.bpkansas.com or complete their free online assessment at http://www.bpkansas.com/index.php?page=free_career_assessment