Ewa Matuska  Hanseastic Academy of  Management , Slupsk Poland  Vilnius  22-23. X. 2009
<ul><li>Focus on human talents and skills  </li></ul>
Background - t he Lisbon Strategy <ul><li>adopted by the European Council in 2000, placed new emphasis   on knowledge, edu...
Goals  <ul><li>1. T o enhance  economic competitiveness   through improvements in human capital .   </li></ul><ul><li>Skil...
Coherence by skills and jobs  <ul><li>… ..” A dynamic and competitive   economy should benefit  all, and  the  entire  Eur...
 
Labour market disturbances <ul><li>The current economic crisis has destabilized the labour markets in many European countr...
Unemployment  for  Developed Economies and  European Union   (source:  Global Employment Trends Update , ILO 2009 , p. 35 )
Situation of EU migrant workers  <ul><li>M igrant workers   and  their right to free intra-EU   movement   have caused  ge...
Case of Poland - reemigration in 2008 less than expected  (amounts in thous. )
Case of Poland - double marginalisation of reemigrants  ( research 2009) Before migration  After coming back home employed...
Double effects of current crisis for talents/ skills shortages in EU Negative P ositive <ul><li>I ncreas ed  unemployment ...
<ul><li>During  time  of  significant  unemployment </li></ul>
Shifts in occupations demand and job places  <ul><li>Phenomenon of  job polarization  :  1996-2006  </li></ul><ul><li>high...
Demand by broad occupational group in the EU-25, Norway and Switzerland, 2006-2015 (change in millions of jobs): Low scena...
UE companies needs for skilled workers  /  Manpower Report, 2009
UE countries  needs for skilled workers /  Manpower Report, 2009
S kills composition of employment  <ul><li>T rend towards up skilling  -  the share of secondary and tertiary educated wor...
EU migrants - waste of talents and skills ?  <ul><li>Migrant  workers  -  mostly those from new EU -12 member states  , wo...
<ul><li>Benefit  of  EU  membership  or  the  risk  of brain  drain ?  </li></ul>
EU-15  and  EU-12 <ul><li>Common problem :  occupations experiencing shortages  ( similar list)  </li></ul><ul><li>Basic d...
The top 10 jobs that employers are having difficulty filling   positions /  Manpower Report , 2009
Common EU problems <ul><li>S kill/labour shortage s  a re  a n  European   -wide problem ,  requiring European level polic...
<ul><li>From brain drain to brain gain  ? </li></ul>
What for to compare skills? <ul><li>The proper aggregation of skills could help to minimize the negative effects of skills...
Portability of skills <ul><li>According to the  Human Resource Development   Recommendation  ( 2004 )   ,  the portability...
ISCED  and  EQF  - Formal Qualifications vs. Broader Competences <ul><li>ISCED   (the International Standard Classificatio...
Adventages of EQF <ul><li>In contrast, the  EQF  ( 2008)-  represents a more modern approach linked to the context   of  l...
EQF implementation plan  <ul><li>By 2010 – all EU  countries  will  relate their qualifications systems or frameworks to t...
Summary : how to manage  of talents and skills during crisis time ? <ul><li>EU countries that are hosting a highly qualifi...
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  1. 1. Ewa Matuska Hanseastic Academy of Management , Slupsk Poland Vilnius 22-23. X. 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Focus on human talents and skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background - t he Lisbon Strategy <ul><li>adopted by the European Council in 2000, placed new emphasis on knowledge, education and training </li></ul><ul><li>t he European Council set itself a new strategic goal for the upcoming decade: </li></ul><ul><li>to become “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge - based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion” </li></ul><ul><li>(European Council , 2000) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goals <ul><li>1. T o enhance economic competitiveness through improvements in human capital . </li></ul><ul><li>Skills, knowledge and competencies are increasingly seen as crucial factors to achieve productivity and competitiveness of EU economy. </li></ul><ul><li>2. T o promote social inclusion - i n the view of Lisbon, competitiveness should be achieved “with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”, and not at the cost of greater inequality or social marginalisation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Coherence by skills and jobs <ul><li>… ..” A dynamic and competitive economy should benefit all, and the entire European population must be involved in and benefit from reform and development . </li></ul><ul><li>The „ knowledge society” is a society of not only full employment but “all-employment ”. </li></ul><ul><li>It is “an information society for all” - in which : </li></ul><ul><li>“ every citizen must be equipped with the skills needed to live and work” , where “info-exclusion” and illiteracy must be prevented, and where special attention is given to the disabled ”……….. (European Council , 2000). </li></ul>
  6. 7. Labour market disturbances <ul><li>The current economic crisis has destabilized the labour markets in many European countries and has caused problems for various enterprises and many workers in both the west and the east of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>An efect : large-scale job losses reported in many countries worldwide and on EU market </li></ul><ul><li>In t he Global Employment Trends report of May 2009 estimations that unemployment of EU could increase by between 29 million (lowest scenario) and 59 million (highest scenario) unemployed people in the year 2009 versus that of 2007, with a middle scenario of 39 million. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Unemployment for Developed Economies and European Union (source: Global Employment Trends Update , ILO 2009 , p. 35 )
  8. 9. Situation of EU migrant workers <ul><li>M igrant workers and their right to free intra-EU movement have caused general reduction in job vacancies across Europe - what creates a number of job problems , especially for the m. </li></ul><ul><li>P roblems they face in their host countries are still less than the problems they have in the country of origin - due to the unavailability of good jobs in their home country , </li></ul><ul><li>However : staying outside the labour market – abroad or in their own country - would rapidly worsen their professional skills and chances for good job in future ! </li></ul>
  9. 10. Case of Poland - reemigration in 2008 less than expected (amounts in thous. )
  10. 11. Case of Poland - double marginalisation of reemigrants ( research 2009) Before migration After coming back home employed unemployed
  11. 12. Double effects of current crisis for talents/ skills shortages in EU Negative P ositive <ul><li>I ncreas ed unemployment may push a number of people into long-term unemployment and labour market withdrawal . </li></ul><ul><li>Intensification of de-skilling and social marginalisation . </li></ul><ul><li>A ggravat ing the situation of labour shortages in the EU. </li></ul><ul><li>The brain drain in some of EU members will grow up. </li></ul><ul><li>E conomic restructuring, especially job’s positions restructuring will last as structural effect on skills demand . </li></ul><ul><li>J ob creation through current stimulus packages , will cause a rise in public employment, jobs in infrastructure and carbon-neutral building, retrofitting, renewable energies and energy efficiency . </li></ul><ul><li>Revitalised labour markets will require different skill profiles from job applicants – including migrant workers. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>During time of significant unemployment </li></ul>
  13. 14. Shifts in occupations demand and job places <ul><li>Phenomenon of job polarization : 1996-2006 </li></ul><ul><li>high employment growth in skill- intensive occupations and in elementary occupations - as a result of technological changes and off- shoring of manufactoring. </li></ul><ul><li>An actual pan-European forecast of occupational skills demand in Europe suggests that this trend will continue. </li></ul><ul><li>In its low scenario - a net increase of 8 million jobs in 2006 – 2015 , m ost ly in services and the loss of 2.3 million jobs in the primary sector and 1.25 million in manufacturing and construction (Cedefop, 2008) . </li></ul><ul><li>An evident problem of the ageing of the EU labour force. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Demand by broad occupational group in the EU-25, Norway and Switzerland, 2006-2015 (change in millions of jobs): Low scenario Source: Calculated from Cedefop 2008, based on the low scenario of expansion demand. Note: Data for Bulgaria and Romania not available
  15. 16. UE companies needs for skilled workers / Manpower Report, 2009
  16. 17. UE countries needs for skilled workers / Manpower Report, 2009
  17. 18. S kills composition of employment <ul><li>T rend towards up skilling - the share of secondary and tertiary educated workers has increased significantly in all occupational groups, including elementary occupations . </li></ul><ul><li>This may signify the substitution of qualifications - as a result of skills mismatches , as well as - a rise in educational attainment levels of the European workforce , which are pushing skills levels on the labour market upwards </li></ul><ul><li>But q uestion arise: </li></ul><ul><li>as to whether available skills are being utilized optimally , when nearly half of elementary jobs in the EU are currently occupied by medium and high - skilled staff ? </li></ul>
  18. 19. EU migrants - waste of talents and skills ? <ul><li>Migrant workers - mostly those from new EU -12 member states , working in the EU-15, demonstrate comparable skill levels to those of the domestic workforce, but are employed disproportionately in low-skilled jobs , </li></ul><ul><li>The result : positive contribution to productivity in host coutries or de-skilling and underperformance of such workers ? </li></ul><ul><li>How it fits to the goal of social cohesion from Lisbon Strategy ? </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Benefit of EU membership or the risk of brain drain ? </li></ul>
  20. 21. EU-15 and EU-12 <ul><li>Common problem : occupations experiencing shortages ( similar list) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic difference : EU -12 are suffering shortages due to the migration of workers with the requisite occupational skills to the EU-15 </li></ul>
  21. 22. The top 10 jobs that employers are having difficulty filling positions / Manpower Report , 2009
  22. 23. Common EU problems <ul><li>S kill/labour shortage s a re a n European -wide problem , requiring European level policy measures . </li></ul><ul><li>These measures include : </li></ul><ul><li>- E fficient job-skill matching, </li></ul><ul><li>- I nvestment in the right skills for the labour market , specifically targeting increases in labour productivity, </li></ul><ul><li>- Activities aimed for increasing labour force participation - especially among women and older workers </li></ul><ul><li>- R egulated migration . </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>From brain drain to brain gain ? </li></ul>
  24. 25. What for to compare skills? <ul><li>The proper aggregation of skills could help to minimize the negative effects of skills migration, that is the brain drain s , and especially - brain waste s . </li></ul><ul><li>Portability of skills by national or international qualification frameworks, could help migrant workers to obtain employment that is appropriate to their skills level and in the same – to adopt to the full competencies of the labour market of their host country. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Portability of skills <ul><li>According to the Human Resource Development Recommendation ( 2004 ) , the portability of skills is defined in two dimensions: </li></ul><ul><li>E mployable skills that can be used productively in different jobs, occupations and industries ; </li></ul><ul><li>C ertification and recognition of skills within national and international labour markets. </li></ul>
  26. 27. ISCED and EQF - Formal Qualifications vs. Broader Competences <ul><li>ISCED (the International Standard Classification of Education) and EQF (the European Qualification Framework) are two different approaches to setting standards for the categorisation of job competences and qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>The ISCED framework represents the traditional approach, focuses on formal educational activities designed to meet learning needs , excludes various forms of learning that are not organized and the basic unit and analytical focus is the single educational programme, especially its scope (e.g. field) and level. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Adventages of EQF <ul><li>In contrast, the EQF ( 2008)- represents a more modern approach linked to the context of lifelong learning. </li></ul><ul><li>The EQF defines learning as taking place in formal as well as informal settings. </li></ul><ul><li>The analytical unit and focus of the framework is the learning outcome which defines the competences of an individual at 8 different levels of reference. </li></ul><ul><li>EQF as the “translation instrument” between the different European education systems - employers and employees are to be provided with a facility for better comparing qualifications and competences. </li></ul>
  28. 29. EQF implementation plan <ul><li>By 2010 – all EU countries will relate their qualifications systems or frameworks to the EQF </li></ul><ul><li>From 2012 – all new qualifications issued have to carry a reference to the appropriate EQF level ( from 1 to8) </li></ul><ul><li>The need for more urgent solutions ( as a steps to EQF): </li></ul><ul><li>for example - recognition of expected competences and comparable certifications of migrant workers between sending and receiving countries , particularly - in sectors and occupations where migration is high and the demand for workers is stable </li></ul>
  29. 30. Summary : how to manage of talents and skills during crisis time ? <ul><li>EU countries that are hosting a highly qualified migrant workforce could reap the benefits of them by investing in them before they will come to their labour markets. </li></ul><ul><li>The desirable skills and qualifications ha ve to be extracted and defined on the basis of co-operation between branch representatives of companies in migrants sending and receiving EU countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Migrants have to be early identify as the probable important workforce by future hosting countries and informed by them about the competence requirements for concrete demandable positions . </li></ul>

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