Are You Feeling the Skills Gap Squeeze, Your ERP System Can Rescue You!

Skills Cap: Man with the words Find the Right People on his t-shirt

Skills Gap

How serious is the skills gap? In 2018, there were 3.8 million tech job postings, while the population of software developers — the most ubiquitous of tech jobs — reached just 1.5 million (according to stats from tech trade group CompTIA.1)

Given the above statistics, here are the next questions:

When you need to find qualified IT professionals, how do you go about doing that? Do you rely on word of mouth? Contact a staffing agency? Post the job openings on your Web site or on sites like Monster or Glassdoor? It probably never occurs to you that your ERP software can help you find the talent you’re looking for.

That’s not surprising since, after all, Enterprise Resource Planning software is focused primarily on Finance and Operations functionality. Right?

Wrong! A Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP solution offers much more than just Finance and Operations functionality. Here’s what happened.

While Dynamics 365 was being developed, Microsoft thought about expanding basic ERP to include a broader range of functionality that most companies would need. And there’s almost no one who better understands the skills gap than Microsoft. They assumed that if they were feeling the skills gap squeeze, you probably were, too.

The solution was to incorporate the tools for attracting and retaining qualified personnel right into Microsoft Dynamics 365. So when you have a position to fill, you no longer have to post on Monster or hire a staffing agency. Because…

All you need is Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent.

To understand the importance of having a talent application at your fingertips, you also need to understand the employment landscape. There’s more to that than just the skills gap issue. Today’s employees want to work for companies where they can excel, have an impact, and see a clear path for career growth. Dynamics 365 for Talent enables exceptional experiences across employee attraction, engagement, development, and retention.

What else does Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent do?

  • Sets up employees for success by ensuring that new employees are productive and impactful throughout those first few critical months with a personalized onboarding experience.
  • Enables development and growth by empowering employees and creating an environment that promotes growth with a personalized career path, continuous learning, and development guides.
  • Fosters a culture of excellence, by inspiring people to do their best work with continuous feedback, praise, and collaborative assessments that reward high performers.

Seeing is believing

You are not able to appreciate the real power of “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Talent” until you see it live in action. Bond Consulting Services would love to demonstrate it for you so you can see for yourself how it works and how it will help you deal with the skills gap by bringing qualified candidates to your doorstep.

Visit us at or just pick up the phone and call 562-988-3451.


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