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Job Market for People with Disabilities Continues to Grow

By Lucy Wyndham “With the U.S. unemployment rate at just 3.7% – roughly a half-century low – employers have increasingly considered job applicants they often overlooked in the first stages of what is now a record-long economic expansion,” writes Barbara Goldberg for Reuters. According to National Public Radio, meanwhile, the unemployment is “the lowest in nearly … Continue reading

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – 1,400 universities across 92 countries

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The only university ranking to … Continue reading

Transitioning to a New Career After Maternity Leave

By Lucy Wyndham Mothers in Canada take on average 44 weeks of leave following the birth or adoption of a child, and 67% return to work after maternity leave. While many women will return to the jobs they held prior to having a baby, others may garner new perspective in their time away from work and choose … Continue reading

US – New O*NET-SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) 2019 taxonomy

With the release by the Office of Management and Budget of an updated Standard Occupational Classification (2018 SOC), the O*NET Program is moving forward with the transition to this new SOC standard. The technical report Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy: Incorporating the 2018 SOC Structure describes the new O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy based on the 2018 SOC. … Continue reading

Apprenticeships – An analytical framework for analysing systems and schemes

Cedefop’s analytical framework for apprenticeships is a tool for analysing apprenticeship systems and schemes in Europe and, possibly, beyond. Cedefop’s analytical framework for apprenticeships is not modelled on a single recommended type of apprenticeship system or scheme – it draws on features that appear to work in more than one apprenticeship system or scheme and … Continue reading

Career Pathways – An employee-focused model

Major changes have been seen in the workplace during the last several decades that have transformed the nature of work in many organizations. In recent years, we have seen the globalization of numerous companies and industries, organizational downsizing and restructuring, greater use of information technology at work, changes in work contracts, and the use of … Continue reading

Lifelong-Learning Mind-Set – 7 essential elements

In a rapidly changing workplace, employees need to keep learning to remain relevant and in demand. Seven practices can help them be mindful in their career path and achieve success. Traditionally, workers developed deep expertise in one discipline early in their career and supplemented this knowledge over the years with on-the-job development of integrative competencies. … Continue reading

Pre-Apprenticeship in US – To prepare individuals to enter and succeed

Pre-apprenticeship programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship or other high-quality apprenticeship program, and ultimately a career. They can be delivered by a range of entities including community-based organizations, high schools, labor organizations, workforce agencies, or community colleges. For educational institutions, the programs can and should integrate directly … Continue reading

Credential Chaos – The solution is a common language and a searchable registry

The credentialing marketplace is characterized by a serious lack of transparency, trustworthiness, and comparability. This is not surprising in a sector as complex and decentralized as that of education, training, and skill assessment. But in a knowledge-based economy, the result is misguided investments, regretted hiring decisions, and serious skills gaps, which in turn weaken workforce … Continue reading

The Key Players Needed in Every Strong Social Media Marketing Team

By Lucy Wyndham Social media has opened a new landscape for workers to define an occupational space unique to themselves. Candidates for employment are demonstrating their trust in social media as a job scouting tool, with 69% of active candidates being more likely to apply for a job at a company that manages their own employer brand. … Continue reading

Workforce Planning – A toolkit

The Workforce Planning Connect toolkit is a comprehensive resource designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises through the workforce planning process. The toolkit can be used to develop a complete workforce plan or to address a specific workforce challenge, opportunity or need within a business. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Downloads … Continue reading

Internships in UK – A Guide by CIPD

Internships that work gives comprehensive guidance to help employers start an internship scheme or improve their existing programme. It covers all the main issues surrounding internships, including: helping interns and business get the most out of internships guidance on how much to pay interns the best way to recruit interns creating a good induction process … Continue reading

Career Choice in Canada – A highly personalized tool : the RBC Upskill

A highly personalized career tool that takes stock of your career-relevant skills. Enables career exploration and identifies different career possibilities based on your unique skills and interests. Incorporates the latest Canadian labour market data on job demand, projected growth, automation and earning potential. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at RBC Upskill

Delivering Digital Skills – A guide

This guide shares nine steps to preparing the workforce for digital transformation, and 10 case studies that show skills provision in practice. Key findings: To learn new skills, people in work need access to multiple services: We have found nine components for building learning ecosystems that adapt to changes in skills demand and support individuals … Continue reading

Skills in US – O*NET Database and websites updated

The 23.2 release of the O*NET database includes the following: 339 technology skills related to 133 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 186 “hot technologies” are identified. 150 alternate titles related to 84 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.   Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read … Continue reading

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