Happy February! This month’s episode takes the long view on workforce statistics. While we are certainly feeling the labor crunch currently, the data suggests that this is only the beginning of the constriction we will be experiencing in the years to come. While I wish I could paint a more optimistic picture, the numbers don’t lie. Employers need to begin preparing now for continued drops in the talent pool through a variety of methods – automation, scheduling flexibility, hybrid/remote work options, internal talent development programs, outsourcing…the list goes on.