Connecting talent with opportunity through online platforms

Connecting talent with opportunity through online platforms

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New research from McKinsey Global Institute highlights the potential impact of “online talent platforms” to better connect workers with labor needs. Looking at labor markets in the global economy, McKinsey notes: “Millions of people cannot find work, even as sectors from technology to healthcare struggle to fill open positions.” Locally, we’ve felt such labor-market inefficiencies in the Manatee-Sarasota region—and specifically in sectors like healthcare and technology, according to the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative.

The McKinsey report, titled “A Labor Market That Works: Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age,” suggests that evolving online talent platforms could help ease such inefficiencies and better connect individuals with work opportunities. Does this apply—and could it work—in our Gulf Coast region? Mireya Eavey, executive director at CareerEdge, thinks so. Read the report and see what you think.