Skills

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Future of Work and Worker Personality – Jobs that currently require more openness to experience or more emotional stability will be less susceptible to automatization

We present evidence suggesting that the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, characterized by machine learning, big data, mobile robotics and cloud computing, may be skill-biased not only with respect to skills acquired through education, as available theoretical models and empirical evidence abundantly suggest, but also with respect to facets of noncognitive skills. Measuring the future direction … Continue reading

Basic Skills in Australia – 99 per cent of employers are affected in some way by low levels of literacy and numeracy in their workforce

A new report released today by the Australian Industry Group has identified critical skill issues facing Australian businesses with 75 per cent of employers reporting skill shortages and 99 per cent are impacted by low levels of literacy and numeracy. These significant findings from the Australian Industry Group’s 2018 Workforce Development Needs Survey Report come … Continue reading

Skills – What is the right role of employers according to Walmart’s chief sustainability officer ?

McKinsey: What is the right role of employers in making sure that the incumbent workforce can both meet current expectations and thrive in the future? Kathleen McLaughlin: I think that 10 or 15 years ago people might not even have understood what it meant to develop the skills of incumbent workers, or why that would … Continue reading

Skills in the Construction Industry – Upskilling defines the future

By Lucy Wyndham –  Upskilling Defines the Future of Construction Industry Despite working hard to become certified in your specific industry, the half-life of learned skills is now about five years, which means the skills you learned while attaining a degree or industry qualification could well already be out-of-date. As we round the corner full speed into the … Continue reading

Skills – Obtaining better and timelier insights into the changing demand for skills and occupations with information available from LinkedIn profiles

What if you had the information to identify the fastest growing jobs in your country, or even in your hometown, and the skills you need to learn to get hired in them? And what if this data could also help you decide which jobs you could most easily transfer to with just the skills you … Continue reading

Skills – Only individuals whose résumés reflect an appropriate mix of specific skills and behavioral competencies will have access to employment opportunities

An agenda dedicated exclusively to skills acquisition cannot deliver the dynamic workforce employers require for several reasons: Technology is progressing rapidly. Today’s widely used tools may be obsolete six months from now, yet it is impossible to predict which specific technical skills will be required for future jobs. Training students solely on technical skills does … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Global Talent Shortages Reach 12-Year High Manpower Group says

In the digital age, technology is transforming how work gets done, creating new roles that require new skills. At the same time, organizations are increasing headcount in 42 of the 43 countries and territories that we survey and many markets are nearing full employment. As a result, talent shortages are more acute than they have … Continue reading

Canadian vs American Jobs – The skill level is significantly higher in 30 of the 35 areas examined

Increased globalization places competitive pressures on firms heavily involved in international trade. To be successful, firms must be innovative and productive—two attributes that rely greatly on a skilled workforce. Key in the toolbox of productive workers are science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. However, STEM skills are often not enough to generate significant productivity … Continue reading

14 Building Blocks For A Quality Adult Literacy Program – Literacy Assistance Center of NYC

Adult literacy programs are diverse, varied in their approaches, and tailored to their particular students and communities. At the same time, there are core components of programs that cut across all instructional types (English for Speakers of Other Languages, Adult Basic Education, and High School Equivalency preparation), locations, and student populations. These “Building Blocks” have … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Cognitive as well as non-cognitive skills are strongly rewarded by labour markets OECD says

This study explores how the digital transformation is affecting the demand for skills in 31 countries, by analysing how skills are rewarded in sectors which are more or less digitally intensive. In so far as higher salaries reflect relative skills shortage, returns to skills contribute to inform on how the demand of different skills is … Continue reading

Basic Skills of Immigrants in Canada in PIAAC – Lower proficiency scores than the Canadian-born in all three skills

ƒ The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides internationally comparable measures of three skills that are essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (referred to in this report as PS-TRE).  The OECD’s analysis of … Continue reading

Skills, Age and Tasks in Europe – The most routine occupations aged faster, while the least routine jobs slower than the average

There are important intergenerational differences behind aggregate shifts away from manual jobs towards cognitive jobs, and away from routine work towards non-routine work. We study these age and cohort patterns in tasks and skills in European countries. Changes in the task composition were happening much faster among workers born in the 1970s and 1980s than … Continue reading

Non-cognitive skills – Much more associated with graduates’ occupational status, especially with managerial occupations, than cognitive skills

While the effect of education and experience on labour market outcomes has been widely studied, the literature that analyses the influence of human capital competencies (talents, skills, and capabilities) is still relatively scarce. Using cross-sectional data from the REFLEX Project, we investigate the effect of personal competencies (both cognitive and non-cognitive) on two labour market … Continue reading

US – The skills-based concept is gaining momentum

As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker’s skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to … Continue reading

Skills for the 21st Century – PIAAC is the jewel OECD says

The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the jewel in the crown of its Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This paper argues that the findings and policy lessons from the project to date justify the high hopes which were placed in PIAAC when detailed planning for the project began in 2003. … Continue reading

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