The conference organisers are inviting submissions – by 14 July 2021 - from practitioners and researchers on how schools and communities can best prepare young people to succeed in work.For further details, please see the Call for Papers for practitioners and researchers.To submit a practice paper, ...
June 12, 2021John McCarthy
BACK TO BASICS There has been lots of discussion over recent years about the relevance of different job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions. Some of this has spilled onto the provision of careers information.Job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions exist to provide objective ...
March 18, 2021John McCarthy
There are at least two categories of workers who continue to show up for work during this pandemic: those whose jobs do not permit them to work at a distance from home and who can't risk losing their jobs and income; and those whose jobs are critical to ...
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, ...
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
The previous post highlighted the OECD PISA 2018 findings on the impact of social class on the job expectations, career aspirations, and career planning of young people, in particular the negative impact for disadvantaged young people.This special report from the NYT (February 2020) gives a concrete ...
March 23, 2020John McCarthy
WORKERS MOST AT RISK OF INFECTION The US Department of Labour has a comprehensive database of over 900 occupations that can be accessed online. The characteristics of different occupations are described such as physical proximity to others, exposure to infection, if and how ...
March 18, 2020John McCarthy
What can behavioural economics propose for better labour market policy interventions to assist newly unemployed persons to regain employment? Some suggestions are quite useful while others are more controversial! Read here! One challenge that unemployed persons face is identifying their own transferable skills and seeing such transferable ...
June 26, 2018John McCarthy
STEM has been a buzz word in education policies in many countries in the past decade, responding to perceived existing and projected labour market skills needs. This article shows that different sets of STEM skills needs are not in equal demand across the many job areas that STEM encompasses ...
November 9, 2017John McCarthy
An economic view of factors that contribute and not to job satisfaction!!!
November 8, 2017John McCarthy
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy