Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs

By Katharine Mullock Skills mismatch and shortages are costly for individuals, employers and society in terms of reducing pay, lowering productivity and dampening growth. Therefore, tackling these skill imbalances should be a high priority for policy. But what can de done? A new OECD report (Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill … More Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs

NEW OECD PUBLICATION! Getting Skills Right – Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs

By Fabio Manca. Skill mismatch and shortages are painfully common in advanced economies. The OECD estimates that some 60 million workers in the 22 countries participating in its Survey of Adult Skills (2012) are either under-skilled for their jobs or over-skilled (Figure 1). Much can be done to understand the reasons behind the emergence and … More NEW OECD PUBLICATION! Getting Skills Right – Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs