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Future of Work – We are not facing an employment crisis but a work revolution the World Employment Confederation (International Confederation of Private Employment Services) says

The World Employment Confederation (formerly Ciett) looks into the future of work and urges policymakers to cooperate with the employment industry to determine enhanced international labour regulation As the world of work becomes increasingly flat and interconnected, new global labour policies and regulation are required to deal with issues that go beyond national or regional … Continue reading

UK – Almost 1 million people aged 50-64 have been made ‘involuntarily jobless’

Age-old assumptions about when working life should end are rapidly changing. Increasing numbers are choosing to work beyond State Pension Age (SPA) and many are having to work longer than planned to assure their income in retirement, particularly in light of recent changes to SPA. As a society we have failed to grasp and respond, … Continue reading

US – Americans are hustling to adapt to new labor force realities Pew finds

For the past several decades, employment has been rising faster in jobs requiring higher levels of preparation – that is, more education, training and experience. The number of workers in occupations requiring average to above-average education, training and experience increased from 49 million in 1980 to 83 million in 2015, or by 68%. This was … Continue reading

Tech Is Changing “Matching” in the Workforce

As technological innovations have boosted data collection and processing capabilities in the last decade, tools and platforms using this technology have changed or accelerated how job seekers and employers nd each other. Combined with overall labor market trends that see workers changing jobs more frequently and a higher need for more specialized skills, these matching … Continue reading

Labor Market Outlook for 2017 and 2018 in US – The employment shortfall will shrink CBO says

CBO expects slack in the labor market to disappear over the next two years, as the growth of aggregate demand increases the demand for labor, eliminating the shortfall between actual and potential employment by the end of 2018 (see the figure below). That estimate is the effect of two expected developments. First, the gap between … Continue reading

For a World-Class Apprenticeships

This paper looks at the rising tide of interest in apprenticeship reform globally.Following the ‘Great Recession’ of 2008, many nations are seeking to tackle the adverse effects of youth unemployment and middle class wage stagnation by creating better employment opportunities, uprating human capital, and reforming technical and vocational training systems. Reform is particularly evident in … Continue reading

Integration – Language matters the most

In U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, publics say language matters more to national identity than birthplace The tide of people moving across the world, be they immigrants or refugees, has sparked concern in Australia, Europe and the United States. In particular, the ethnic, linguistic and cultural background of migrants has triggered intense debates over … Continue reading

Skills Recognition – Recommendations for key stakeholders by ILO

The ILO has prepared this set of Recommendations on strengthening skills recognition systems, as countries seek strategies to enhance the employability of workers and the productivity of enterprises. The ILO conducted extensive research and case study analysis of the potential impact of such systems on labour markets, leading to the identification of lessons learned, good … Continue reading

US – A continuous decline in the overall participation rates until 2060 BLS says

In the Census Bureau’s latest projections, the growth rate (percentage change) of the resident population is projected to decrease in the long term. In 2022, the share of natural increase and immigration in projections of the resident population will be equal and at 50 percent.   The civilian noninstitutional population is projected to grow from … Continue reading

Mutual Recognition of Qualifications – Six regulated occupations in the tourism sector of Southeast Asia

Seeking to improve the intraregional mobility of workers in the tourism sector and six regulated occupations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) between 2005 and 2014 signed accords meant to speed the mutual recognition of professional and academic qualifications. By jointly setting standardized rules for mutual recognition and renouncing, in part or in full, … Continue reading

Training on entry – Improves worker-job matching and employee engagement

New recruits receive less training than employees with longer job tenure. Training on entry into post is provided less frequently for formerly unemployed individuals than for people already in employment prior to recruitment. Nevertheless, the fact of having received post-hire training seems to improve employee retention, particularly among the previously unemployed. Such training would appear … Continue reading

Cities in UK – They should support economic growth to attract and retain a greater number of graduates, then it needs to

Attracting and retaining talent is increasingly critical for the success of city economies as the UK continues to specialise in ever more high-skilled, knowledge- intensive activities. And this is a big challenge for many of our cities. While the UK’s great universities are spread around the country, many graduates head straight for the bright lights … Continue reading

Partnerships Between Post‐Secondary Education and Business – Six principles for success

Partnerships between post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and businesses are crucial to Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. They help to develop and leverage skills, talent, and research. PSE institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders need better information on how to develop, operate, and maintain successful PSE–business partnerships. This report shows that partnerships are most effective when they are … Continue reading

Regulated Professions in Ontario – Labour Market Trends and Outlooks

A key differentiating factor is the marked difference in the proportion of graduates from professional programs who become licensed members and practise in their respective profession. A large proportion of graduates from education, health and law programs pursue licensure, although many law and education graduates work in unrelated occupations. The rates of engineering and architecture … Continue reading

US – How many immigrants are underemployed (i.e., in low-skilled jobs) or unemployed?

The United States has long attracted some of the world’s best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation. But because of language, credential-recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the … Continue reading

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