Talent development seen as #1 workforce challenge


Workforce Strategies

A new survey of 400 employers by College for America reveals 71% of employers prefer developing existing employees into management roles rather than hiring new employees – but the lack of promotable skills is a major hurdle.

Employers evaluated which workforce issues are an “important” strategic challenge for them: 

  1. Need to build talent & leadership: 94%
  2. Missing skills for promotion: 87%
  3. Hard to find well-qualified applicants: 85%

For answers #4-10 use the form to the right to view the full results, including data on workforce budget priorities, common tuition assistance policies, and more.

View the full results to learn about:

  • Employer preferences for promotion vs hiring at different levels of their company
  • Top internal budget priorities for talent development;
  • How workforce strategies shift by organization type; 
  • How tuition reimbursement is used by employers; 
  • How employers view for-profit and non-profit colleges, and more.

Fill out the form to view the executive brief.

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