On November 17, the Council of the European Union issued conclusions on language competences to enhance mobility. In the document the Council not only addresses multilingualism for jobs mobility but also mentions the importance to foster better use of language competences as a mean of increasing the competitiveness of EU business, and especially that of small and medium-sized enterprises. In this context, the Council welcomes the work of the Business Platform for Multilingualism of which EMF is a member of the Steering Committee, and invites the European Commission to further pursue its support and stakeholder initiatives of this kind.
As a result of the « eCF into SMEs » project, the document “Implementing eCompetence Framework into ICT SMEs” focuses on the issues raised by the implementation of the eCompetence Framework in ICT SMEs. It also addresses the issue of moving SMEs towards a greater awareness of their e-competence needs and e-certification opportunities. The document has been carried out in the framework of the CEN WS ICT Skills with funding from the European Commission.
The document contains the following outcomes:
-The current set of ICT SME e-CF competences and levels with possible language simplifications
-A tool for e-competence need analysis within ICT SMEs that will replace the semi-structures questionnaire as new release shared and adjusted with SMEs
-An e-Certification chart example based on e-CERT method connecting ICT SMEs e-DF competences to e-certifications available on the market (both proprietary and open source)
-A synthetic document with conclusions of interviews within SMEs
-Overall considerations on costs of e-competence formal recognition (i.e. e-certification) for SMEs.
Trainings in the field of e-jobs are increasing each day. More and more students are trained in this field, nevertheless on the companies side (specially SME under 20 employees who represent more than 80% of non-public employment ) still express difficulties to recruit employees they need !
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Curation is already becoming an overused word. The way in which we discover content that we like and how it gets in front of us is changing radically durign the last years. We descrived the Internet Curator´s role in our Blog post on April 2011 as someone who seek on the web information related to a specific domain, filter them, select them, organise and present them. In few months the Curation is adopting new roles and different Curation pillars have been descrived:
What will be the future of the Content Curation?Are we approaching to the semantic web or Web 3.0?
Related information: New internet job : Curator.
Innovation for E-Participation – report from international conference held in Poznań, Poland. On 16th November 2011 an international conference « Innovation for E-Participation » took place, which preceded the sixth European Ministerial Conference and Exhibition on e-Government egov2011PL, which was held on 17-18 November 2011.
The story was picked up by several newspapers and across the internet to a mixed reception. Or « Doomed » as one commenter on the original article predicted. So it’s perhaps just as well that the bank says things are not quite what they seem. « There are no plans for the bank to introduce a social network », says James Thorpe, a spokesperson for HSBC.
According to Mr Thorpe the procurement department had decided the bank needed a list of preferred suppliers for social media services and had drawn up the document mentioned above. It got into the wrong hands and was misconstrued.
« Although your bank’s website might not seem like a natural fit for a place to share pictures of your cat, that doesn’t necessarily mean that niche social networks, or community platforms as they’re often known, have no place in your business plan », says Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News. More
What is the key issue from this article, is how social networks, or community platforms become more important in the business world, in the implied need to have qualified people in the field of eJobs.