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Skill Needs – A guide for survey and forecast

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is necessary. Conventional methods used to anticipate technological change and changing skill needs, such as … Continue reading

(Update) Pathways and Job Transitions in Canada – OpportuNext, a new free tool

The global pandemic has hit Canada’s employment landscape hard and forced many Canadians to transition to new opportunities in search of stability. Many jobs in industries such as travel, hospitality and retail have temporarily vanished, causing tens of thousands of people to look for new employment opportunities. Helping Canadians adapt to these very real and … Continue reading

Pathways and Job Transitions in Canada – A model

As part of our series on Employability Skills , this primer explains how we determine potential job transitions for Canadian workers considering a career change. We identify potential transitions for Canadian workers seeking new career opportunities that are both viable and desirable. In order to assess potential job transitions, we applied the U.S.-based O*NET occupational … Continue reading

Upskilling and Reskilling in UK – Government’s landmark programme : Lifetime Skills Guarantee

In September 2020, the UK government announced a Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which aims to transform the training and skills system to ensure more people can gain sought-after skills and improve their career prospects. We’ve put together this Lifetime Skills Guarantee FAQ to help you get the funded training you may be eligible for under this … Continue reading

Workforce Ecosystems – When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind?

When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind? Do you think of just full-time employees? Or do you think of everyone who contributes to your organization’s success? Our latest research finds that 87% of managers include contractors, gig workers, service providers, and even bots in their organization’s workforce, but only 28% feel sufficiently … Continue reading

Home Working – A guide

With growing numbers of people working from home, we take a look at the essentials of creating a workspace and routine to maximise productivity. This guide focuses on remote workers who are based in their own home, and the unique challenges this presents. It’s become a more popular way of working as there are plenty … Continue reading

Upskilling – A 7 Steps Guide

It’s not enough to just talk about upskilling people. It’s essential to understand exactly how to put an advanced, people-focused upskilling strategy in place now. Upskilling is all about preparing for the future Keeping people’s skills in sync with the constantly changing world of work is the biggest talent challenge of our time. To meet … Continue reading

Upskilling for Advanced Manufacturing Workplaces – Generational differences

This summary suggests ways to strengthen training, overcome generational divides, and rebrand manufacturing trades to attract more young people and women into the trades: Broadband vs. dial-up generations Generational differences affect digital upskilling: • Apprentices are typically digitally savvy. They prefer text and e-mail communication, whereas established journeypersons are less comfortable with basic digital tasks … Continue reading

Upskilling – Time to shift the paradigm : focus on the individual

Why aren’t companies making progress with upskilling? Because they’re focusing on the organization rather than the individual. Here’s how to change that. Time to Shift the Paradigm If the benefits of upskilling are so obvious, why aren’t most companies making progress? The problem is the paradigm. For too long, upskilling has focused on the company, … Continue reading

Remote Work – How to train and retain a remote team

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year, millions of people have transitioned to remote work, not out of preference, but of necessity. In this sudden transition, many companies made what was once merely a dream for remote work enthusiasts a reality overnight. In the 2019 work-from-home statistics report, TalentLMS surveyed 500 … Continue reading

Career Guidance – International trends and innovation

In our fast-evolving world and labour markets, career guidance is needed more than ever to help people manage their own career paths and transitions. This report explores career guidance policies and practices in the light of global challenges. It examines the mega-trends in career guidance – use of information and communication technologies, career-management skills, cooperation … Continue reading

Career Pathways – How-to guide at the regional level

A Way to Make the Pieces Fit In a growing number of regions around the country, local leaders are working to more closely coordinate publicly funded education, from primary through post-secondary levels, with social services and workforce and economic development programs to produce a better-trained workforce and promote economic growth. Several states are actively supporting … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning in Europe – An inventory of guidance systems and practices

The national lifelong guidance systems records provide information about current policy developments and structures pertaining to career guidance, career education and career development in countries of the EU, EEA, EFTA and EU enlargement/accession countries. The country records are based on information gathered and analysed by CareersNet experts during their respective mandate period. CareersNet is Cedefop’s … Continue reading

Talent Platforms for On-Demand Workforce – Companies need to break work down into rigorously defined components

In this era of chronic skills shortages, rapid automation, and digital transformation, companies are confronting a growing talent problem, one that has the potential to become a strategic bottleneck. How can they find people with the right skills to do the right work at just the right time? The half-life of skills is shrinking fast, … Continue reading

Transferable Skills in VET – A toolbox

This guide is on transferable skills. The ILO defines these as ‘employable skills which can be used productively in different jobs, occupations and industries’. Entailing on the one hand core life skills such as literacy and numeracy and also e.g. critical and creative thinking. On the other hand, there are the general vocational-technical skills: basic … Continue reading

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