Getting skills right: assessing and anticipating changing skill needs


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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth. These costs can be reduced through better assessment and anticipation of changing skill needs and by improving the responsiveness of skills development to these changes. This report identifies effective strategies for improving labour market information on skill needs and ensuring that this...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Governance; Labour market; Management; Policy; Technology; Globalisation

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; Skill analysis; Skill shortage; Skills mismatch; Strategic planning; Labour policy; Technological change; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Europe; Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Great Britain; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; North America; Canada; United States; South America; Chile; Asia; Japan; Korea

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2016

Physical description: 93 p.

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ISBN: 9789264252066; 9789264252073 (PDF)

ISSN: 2520-6117 (print), 2520-6125 (online)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 124.466

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