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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

Job Quality – Defining it for employers

What does a quality job look like? The Job Design Framework allows you to choose the combination of items that best fit the needs of your business and your employees. Think of it as a menu rather than a mandate. Employers should discuss job design with frontline workers to identify the most impactful changes. A … Continue reading

Europe – 2020 Key indicators on education, skills and employment

The Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment (KIESE) are a collection of statistics that are part of a broader set of indicators proposed by the European Training Foundation (ETF) to enable an assessment of developments in the field of human capital in the partner countries. They include data on vocational education and training (VET), … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning in US – Expanding high-quality

This Policy Brief defines the types of experiences on a work-based learning continuum and the challenges for maintaining quality in these programs. It also identifies five policy considerations for fostering high-quality work-based learning, based on a set of principles created through experience in the field. This brief, authored by Jobs for the Future, is part … Continue reading

Mobility Pathways for Workers and Employers – A tool

Workers, firms, and policymakers each have a role in bolstering economic mobility. Our Mobility Pathways tool can help all of these groups harness relevant data to expand opportunities for mobility and growth. Users can compare jobs by wage level, current demand (estimated from real-time job postings), and “mobility index” ranking (a new indicator we constructed … Continue reading

Canada – La Classification nationale des professions (CNP) 2021 aura une structure « Niveau de compétence »

Tous les 10 ans, la Classification nationale des professions (CNP) fait l’objet d’une révision structurelle importante, dans le cadre de laquelle les groupes de professions existants sont examinés en parallèle avec les commentaires recueillis auprès de nombreux intervenants pertinents par le biais d’un processus de consultation. La CNP a été élaborée et est gérée dans le cadre … Continue reading

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