Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EU - European Skills in Demand

According to CEDEFOP (The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) most of the projected 8.5 new jobs created in Europe over the next ten years will be in knowledge- and skill-intensive occupations, including high level management and technical jobs.

European Skills in Demand

Friday, March 26, 2010

UK - National Minimum Wage Increases

The adult minimum wage rate will increase from £5.80 to £5.93 an hour on October 1 2010.

National Minimum Wage Increases

EU - Recruiting Older Workers

A study by Allianz shows that in 2010 people between 60 and 65 will outnumber those between 15 and 20 in the European Union. 28.8 million EU residents are aged 60-65 compared with 28.6 million between the ages of 15 and 20.

This year, for the first time ever, the ongoing demographic change will affect the job market as there will be 200,000 more people approaching or entering retirement than the number of school-leavers.

Recruiting Older Employees

Thursday, March 25, 2010

UK - Learning and Skills

Almost five million people participated in a Learning and Skills Council funded Further Education course in 2008/09 according to figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Learning and Skills Council Funded Courses

Saturday, March 20, 2010

USA - Women Put Off Computing Careers

The work environment may be a key factor deterring women from careers in computer science.

Women Put Off Computing Careers By Geeky Environments

USA - How Career Dreams Die

What is required to convince people that their career aspirations are unrealistic? Researchers found that informing participants they did not have high enough qualifications or appropriate skills was insufficient. The negative consequences of failure also had to be made explicit.

How Career Dreams Die