Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 9620 posts for Job Market Monitor

Pension Systems – Governments need to quickly put in place more inclusive and harmonised pensions for all OECD says

Governments should urgently reform their pension systems to ensure that the growing share of workers in temporary or part-time employment can contribute enough during their working lives to receive an adequate income in retirement, according to a new OECD report. Pensions at a Glance 2019 says that non-standard employment, such as self-employment, temporary or part-time … Continue reading

Immigrants in EU – Second-generation outperform natives on the labour market but …

Second-generation migrants with an EU background are more likely to be employed and in high-performing positions, such as managerial roles, than first-generation migrants – and even outperform natives in terms of employment rate. Having a European background plays a significant role: 81% of second-generation migrants with at least one parent born in the EU are … Continue reading

Wage Increases and Labour Shortages in Sweden – How companies manage labour shortages

Nominal wage increases in Sweden have been unusually low in recent years, despite a strong outcome for the Swedish labour market. Several indicators point to demand for labour having exceeded supply, which according to the textbook should have led to higher wage growth. In this Commentary I show how survey- based indicators can have exaggerated … Continue reading

Le développement et la reconnaissance des compétences : de quoi parle-t-on ?

Par Michel Cournoyer Selon le Forum économique mondial, les compétences (“skills”) sont devenues la “monnaie d’échange” (“the core currency”) sur le marché du travail. Les employeurs ne cherchent plus un candidat dans une profession. Ils recherchent des compétences, des talents. Mais ce virage nécessite l’utilisation d’un langage commun permettant notamment de les reconnaître, les certifier, … Continue reading

Qualification Profiles in Australia – A general mismatch with many workers holding qualifications that ‘exceed’ the skill requirements for their occupation

Changes in the qualification profiles of workers is one indicator of changes in the supply and demand for education and training. Using Australian Census data on highest qualification held (which may understate the incidence of VET qualifications if they were obtained after completing higher education) this project analyses how tertiary qualification profiles in occupations changed … Continue reading

Skills – The updated 2019 OECD Strategy

The OECD Skills Strategy provides a strategic and comprehensive approach for ensuring that people and countries have the skills to thrive in a complex, interconnected and rapidly changing world. The updated 2019 OECD Skills Strategy takes account of the lessons learned from applying the original skills strategy in 11 countries since 2012, while also incorporating … Continue reading

Le Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) en France – Voici comment

MODE D’EMPLOI – En trois clic, choisir, réserver et acheter en ligne sa formation, sans aucun intermédiaire, 24 heures sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7. Voilà la promesse de la nouvelle appli “Mon compte formation”, lancée ce jeudi par le gouvernement pour nous inciter à davantage nous former. On l’a testée. Ça y est, … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada – 11.1% of Canadian youth, more likely to have poorer self-reported physical and mental health

Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) are considered to be at risk for long-term economic and social difficulties. The number of youth NEET is important to Canada and has also become a global issue, as evidenced by its inclusion as an indicator in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To date, most of … Continue reading

Reskilling – CEOs are now focussed on reskilling and upskilling their existing workforce says PWC’s 22nd CEO Survey

Automation, primarily in the form of robotics and artificial intelligence, brings with it the promise of improved productivity and higher profits — but at what cost to employment and, by extension, to society? What responsibility do corporations have to reskill employees who otherwise would be displaced by technology? And what value does reskilling offer an … Continue reading

The Working Learner Index – Workers deeply value employers’ commitments to support up-skilling

In the Working Learner Index, Bright Horizons®, publisher of the Modern Family Index, undertook an unprecedented survey of more than 30,000 workers who are already learning on the job. The ndings provide a window into the lives, aspirations, and goals of a highly engaged subset of employees who are looking for credentials with a longer … Continue reading

“Mon Compte Formation” en France – Un “big bang”, une révolution dit le Ministre

Le gouvernement parie sur une “appli” mobile, lancée jeudi, pour faire décoller la formation professionnelle, un an après l’adoption d’une réforme du secteur. Sous l’œil critique de syndicats et parfois des entreprises, le gouvernement parie sur une “appli” mobile, lancée jeudi, pour faire décoller la formation professionnelle, un an après l’adoption d’une réforme du secteur. L’idée est d’encourager les Français à se former tout au … Continue reading

Training in US – The 2019 Training Industry Report

TRAINING EXPENDITURES Total 2019 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—declined 5.3 percent to $83 billion. Spending on outside products and services dipped from $11 billion to $7.5 billion, while other training expenditures (i.e., travel, facilities, equipment) decreased to $23.8 billion from $29.6 billion. Meanwhile, training payroll increased 10 percent to … Continue reading

The Training System in US – Complicated, hard to navigate, and under-funded

The American job training, or human capital development, system is complicated, hard to navigate, and under-funded. Yet at the same time it has significant strengths and many best practice and effective models. The United States does not have a training system for adults if what is meant by the term “system” is a well-articulated set … Continue reading

Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage – An interactive tool that allows users to explore the effects of policies by CBO

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not changed since 2009. Increasing it would raise the earnings and family income of most low-wage workers, lifting some families out of poverty—but it would cause other low-wage workers to become jobless, and their family income would fall. This interactive tool allows users to explore the … Continue reading

Génération 2010 en France – Des débuts de carrière plus chaotiques pour une génération plus diplômée

Que sont devenus les jeunes sortis du système scolaire en 2010, à tous les niveaux de formation, avec ou sans diplôme ? Que nous apprennent leurs 7 premières années de vie active sur les transformations structurelles du marché du travail ? Comment la conjoncture difficile a-t-elle pesé sur leurs trajectoires ? Les derniers résultats de … Continue reading

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