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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It by [Cappelli, Peter]
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Editorial Reviews


“Provocative.” —Rick Wartzman, Forbes

“Explodes the 'skills gap' explanation favored by many corporate leaders and human resources consultants."
—Jena McGregor, The Washington Post

“Peter Cappelli’s new book addresses one of today’s major conundrums: why do so many jobs in America remain unfilled in the face of persistently high unemployment? With so many concerned observers looking to the government to solve the jobs crisis, Cappelli’s book is a refreshing and highly readable treatise on the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in matching job seekers to jobs. A must-read for those interested in how to get US employment back on track.”
—Jennifer Blanke, Lead Economist, World Economic Forum

“Peter Cappelli has produced a valuable and very readable examination of the important, but often misunderstood, skills gap problem. He punctures many common myths and outlines a sensible way to better match the demand for, and supply of, skills.”
—Ray Marshall, Rapoport Centennial Chair of Economics and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Former Secretary of Labor

“It is high time to dismiss a silo approach to education and workforce and focus on the overall objective of these efforts, which is ensuring that every American has access to a training mechanism that will allow them to maximize their human potential. Such an approach requires greater engagement of corporate human resource departments, training providers and government leaders. Bravo to Dr. Cappelli for highlighting the importance of taking a supply chain approach to worker training and public-private partnerships.”
—Cordell Carter, Former Vice President, Public Policy, Business Roundtable

About the Author

<div><B>Peter Cappelli</B> is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton&#8217;s Center for Human Resources. His recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. Cappelli writes a monthly column on workforce issues for Human Resource Executive Online and has contributed to the <I>Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek,</I> and other news venues. His books include <I>Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order</I> (with Bill Novelli), <I>The India Way: How India&#8217;s Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management</I> (with Harbir Singh, Jitendra Singh, and Michael Useem), <I>Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in the Age of Uncertainty,</I> and <I>The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce.</I></div>

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  • File Size: 3774 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Wharton Digital Press (May 29, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00850ZOKI
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