The ability to
meet the goals decreases when the company faces a worker shortage even if the team
members of an organization can increase their workload to help alleviate the lack
of staff. Staff may fall behind in assignments, for example, if the accounting
department of an organization has very little staff, it would have to deliver
late invoices to customers to pay the bills after the due date. The managers of
the organization should be careful after delegating because there could be a
tendency to half-complete the tasks or to do so after the time limit.
According to the
article: The Risk of Future Labor Shortages in Different Occupations and
Industries in the United States says: “Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, some of
the occupations that appear to be the tightest presently are occupations that
do not require a bachelor’s degree.” (P228). In the United States there are
some sectors where the crisis does not seem to affect so much. Some employers
say they have difficulties in obtaining qualified workers in the area of
??information, mining, health services or the manufacturing sector.
United States might not be prepared
for an imminent labor deficit
The crisis will come,
and the directors of people management will have to face challenges today
parked by the cycle change, and new ones posed by the social and technological
transformation. The US is not prepared for an approaching labor deficit in the several
sectors of the economy that require workers with low job skills.
released by the Alliance for a New American Economy during a ceremony at the
Capitol, reveals with figures and anecdotes from the business community that
although immigrants have helped to mitigate the growing labor gap, the United
States will face a growing shortage of cheap labor.
According to the report, the US is not
admitting enough immigrants to compensate for the imminent deficit of workers
with low job skills. Between 1990 and 2010, the number of US workers with low
job skills declined by almost 12.3 million, but in that decade, only 3.9
million young immigrants arrived in the country to replace them.
The United States
will need more than eight million of those young, low-skill job foreigners to
fully replace the US workers who “lost” in that period, he added