This week on The Future of Work Podcast, my guest is Tara Sinclair. Tara is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University and Chief Economist at Indeed.com. Together, we look at the talent driven economy, which is the talent pool that is increasing and what that means for the future of work. The talent driven economy effects everyone, whether you have a job, or are looking for one. Tara shares her insights on what job seekers desire, and what opportunities and fields we are seeing growth in for available jobs.
At George Washington University, Tara teaches courses in everything Econometrics to Macroeconomics, she also runs their research department that works on developing new forecasting models. Tara’s interest in forecasting for labor market applications lead her to Indeed. She is able to provide a picture of the current labor market, and how it effects the employers who are looking for applicants. Tara is also able to identify positive trends for the job seeker. Her fascinating field of study gives us a link between today’s job market and the future of work.
What you will learn in this episode
- Trends That Are Causing the Fierce War for Talent
- The Skills Gap
- The Freelancer Economy
- Small Vs Large Companies
- Lower Skilled Workers
- Labor Market Forecasting
- Robots and Automation
- The Silver Workforce and Career Changers
Links from the episode Indeed.com
(Music by Ronald Jenkees)