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India – A growing skills gap IBM finds

India has significant socioeconomic advantages over other developing countries. A thriving entrepreneurial culture, strong investor confidence, a vibrant diaspora, a young enthusiastic workforce, supportive government initiatives and growing institutional engagement combine to form a solid platform for a robust, internationally competitive economy. But beneath the surface, several challenges are becoming increasingly evident regarding the availability … Continue reading

Graduate Outcomes in UK – For all subjects by university

Employment outcomes across HEIs and subjects Figure 5 shows the distribution of each institution’s proportion of graduates in sustained employment, further study or both five years after graduation. While median proportions lie consistently between 75% and 85% across subjects, there is significant variation within subjects. For Subjects Allied to Medicine (excluding Nursing), for example, the … Continue reading

Sweden – The challenge of the asylum system

The Swedish asylum system—long one of the most efficient and generous in the world—faced an unprecedented challenge in the fall of 2015. As the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Sweden surged, processing times for asylum applications grew and emergency housing reached capacity. Schools struggled to enroll young newcomers, who made up nearly half … Continue reading

Digital Revolution – More than 90% of employers expect their organization to be impacted Manpower Group finds

Plenty has been written predicting the future: more jobs, different jobs, less jobs, even no jobs. But few are telling people that they will need new skills and they will need them more often to stay employable for jobs we may not even have heard of yet. WE ASKED 18,000 EMPLOYERS IN 43 COUNTRIES ABOUT: … Continue reading

Participation rate of 55 and over In Canada – Increased from 24% to 38% from 1996 to 2016

Since 2007—prior to the economic downturn of 2008/2009—the overall labour force participation of Canadians declined by about two percentage points. The first part of the study investigates the extent to which aging affected changes in labour market participation rates since 2007, based on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). In the second part, the … Continue reading

Disengagement from School in UK – A map

This paper builds on previous research to set out a model which can be used to measure disengagement nationally. It uses risk factors of disengagement, some imperfect direct measurements, and outcomes which are known to be in uenced by disengagement to locate where high levels of disengagement can be found. Disengagement describes attitudes and practices … Continue reading

Skills can help countries integrate into global markets and specialise in the most technologically advanced industries OECD says

The world has entered a new phase of globalisation over the past two decades that presents countries and workers with new challenges and opportunities. Helped by the rise of information technology, production has become globalised and fragmented along so‑called global value chains: workers across different countries now contribute to the design, production, marketing and sales … Continue reading

The Next Production Revolution – Education and skill system will need constant attention OECD says

The next production revolution will occur because of a confluence of technologies. These range from a variety of digital technologies (e.g. 3D printing, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics) and new materials (e.g. bio- or nano-based) to new processes (e.g. data-driven production, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology). This report examines the economic and policy ramifications of … Continue reading

Jobs Outlook in Science, Research, Engineering and Technology in UK – The number of graduates and apprentices will fall short of the number of people needed

This report explores the number of jobs that are expected to open between 2016 and 2023. It looks at where they are expected to be created and the contribution of science, research, engineering and technology to this number. The key findings are: • Jobs in science, research, engineering and technology will rise at double the … Continue reading

Skills in Australia – The number of jobs in soft-skill intensive occupations will grow at 2.5 times the rate of jobs in other occupations

A workforce with a broad mix of skills is crucial for business success and national prosperity. Businesses with more skilled sta have higher rates of innovation and productivity. And academic literature has found a consistent relationship between human capital and economic growth. But do we fully understand the workforce skills necessary for success? Formal quali … Continue reading

Data and Analytics Talent in US – The number of positions will increase by 364,000 openings to 2,720,000 in 2020

The democratization of data is transforming our world. Sensors are everywhere. Cities are measur- ing and acting upon a wide variety of data sources. Governments at all levels are opening their data to their citizens. Old businesses are being transformed by data. Dynamic new businesses are powered by data. Anyone with a smart phone now … Continue reading

Automation – The future of jobs is not deterministic, but needs to be shaped

Fundamental changes in technologies and production systems and the emergence of new industries are major drivers of growth and development. They have the power to transform the world of work by destroying jobs, generating new ones and transforming the nature of jobs. Hence, ever since the Industrial Revolution, workers, business people, policy makers, and academics … Continue reading

Older Workers in UK – Workplace innovation practices

The increasing age of the working population is creating unprecedented challenges for organizations and governments. Coupled with economic and demographic changes, these challenges call for effective and efficient ways to manage an increasingly older workforce. So far, policy on developing sustainable work and retaining an increasingly ageing workforce has focused on raising the retirement age … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in UE, 2016 – More than 700 000, over half Syrians

Asylum decisions in the EU EU Member States granted protection to more than 700 000 asylum seekers in 2016. Over half of the beneficiaries were Syrians. The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 710 400 asylum seekers in 2016, more than double the number of 2015. In addition to … Continue reading

Immigration – Roughly half of the world’s migrants have moved from developing to developed countries

Migration is a key feature of a more interconnected world. Despite significant concerns about its economic and social implications, the movement of people across the world’s borders boosts global productivity. The countries that prioritize integration stand to make the most of this potential—improving outcomes for their own economies and societies as well as for immigrants … Continue reading

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