-Only about 40% of over-qualified workers report feeling mismatched based on their skills and the relationship between under-qualification and under-skilling is even weaker.
-Qualification mismatch and skill mismatch affect wages, job satisfaction and incentives to engage in on-the-job search (i.e. looking for a job while working).
-Policy intervention may be warranted to address a number of issues such as: the mis-investment in education implicit in large numbers of youth leaving school without the skills that employers require; the costs incurred by firms to sort candidates into jobs when qualifications provide bad signals for skills; and the difficulties faced by some specific groups such as job losers and immigrants.
– Policy interventions designed to reduce mismatches require the co-operation of the many different actors involved in generating jobs, imparting and acquiring skills and bringing jobs and workers together: employers, educators, individual workers, central and local governments, public employment services and the social partners.
The paper has been prepared in the context of the New Skills for New Jobs project funded by the European Commission.
Jobzine, a French blog about jobs in the web 2.0 era has published 2 interesting articles about the online community manager.
The first article gives advice to measure the impact of the community manager and how the success of a community management project can be improved. (More)
The second article analyses the different roles a community manager has in a company. (More)
In Europe, Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom are among the worst hit, with the proportion of long-term unemployed rising between 2009 and 2010 from 30.2 to 45.1% in Spain, 29 to 49% in Ireland and 24.5% to 32.6% in the United Kingdom. In the major OECD economies, long-term unemployment has fallen only in Germany.
Based on its research CEPIS puts forward the following conclusions and key recommendations:
1. The young talent that Europe needs is lacking – promoting the IT profession among young people is essential.
2. Continuous Professional Development needs to play a greater role and should be targeted to existing and anticipated e-competence gaps.
3. Career paths with defined training and education requirements are needed.
4. All countries urgently need to address the gender imbalance
5. The e-CF should be applied as a pan-European reference tool to categorise competences and identify competence gaps.
Most of the Spanish job demand is concentrated in one of the following 5 categories: Informatics and ICT, Communication and marketing, design and graphics arts, commercial and sales, and customer services (for example, through social networks such as Facebook or twitter)
Thanks to this tendency new jobs are being created such as:
Community manager – Chief social media officer – Professional Blogger – Digital Marketing Manager- SEO Manager – Web 2.0 programmer – Web usability specialist – Web Auditor – Web Analyst – 3D developer – Mobile technologies developer – Coolhunter- Virtual tutor.