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
SECTION 3 D - EDUCATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING"Ensure provision of vocational, labour market and career information and guidance and employment counselling, supplemented by information on the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour-related laws and other forms of labour regulation"All member countries of the International Labour ...
March 23, 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 does the future of work look like? is a nice overview of changes already taking place and of the need for planning training for work and occupations of the future. Which are the 21st Century skills, capabilities, and attributes, that people need for the changing world of ...
November 29, 2018John 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
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy
Among the less well-known bi-partisan political activities in the USA in the past few years has been the emergence of approaches to developing policies and policy instruments in the education, training and employment fields based on evidence of what works and the collection of longitudinal data of US citizen learning ...
November 16, 2016John McCarthy
This very readable article from the New York Times highlights some of the mix of human, chance, economic and social factors that contribute to career success!
May 21, 2016John McCarthy