It is very easy to get people to agree that we are facing a talent shortage issue these days. I was stressed over trying to recruit good engineers as a hiring manager for over a decade. However, it is also very interesting to read articles recently about millennial being the most educated generation but also the most overqualified workforce. Isn’t that a great puzzle, that we can’t find candidates for the high-skilled jobs when we have the most educated generation? At the same time, they are taking jobs that they are overqualified for. So, what is going on regarding our talent pipeline?
I heard an interesting article “Medical Detectives: The Last Hope For Families Coping With Rare Diseases” on NPR today about a four year diagnostic process for a rare disease on a pair of brothers. This story introduced the “Undiagnosed Disease Network” and I was amazed about their efforts and successes. It also reminds me of the challenges we face in our own work.