* 1. What is the principal industry sector of your organization?

* 2. How many full-time employees currently work for your organization?

* 3. How many part-time employees currently work for your organization?

* 4. How likely are you to hire more employees in the next twelve months?

* 5. What percentage of your workforce will retire in the next 5 years?

* 6. Do you have a clear picture of your employee needs for the next 5 years based on the aging of your workforce?

* 7. What are your plans to address training needs to replace retiring employees?

* 8. Have you hired any new employees during the past twelve months?

* 9. Do you have difficulty finding employees that fit your skill requirements?

* 10. Please rate your difficulty in finding well prepared candidates for entry level positions

* 11. What skills are most difficult to find in a new employee?

* 12. Please rate the level of preparedness you find in job candidates for the following traits:

  Well prepared Moderately prepared Not prepared for workforce
Attitude/Work Ethics
interpersonal skills
basic listening/speaking skills
personal qualities
basic writing, reading & math
decision making
job specific skills

* 13. When hiring entry level positions, what type of educational attainment do you require most often?

* 14. Does your company provide organized training on a regular schedule to most employees?

* 15. Is there any specific job training assistance that you need immediately or forecast needing for 2014?

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