Did you ever wonder why a country might benefit from having a national strategy for career guidance and what a national strategy for lifelong guidance might look like? In general, most countries have subsystems of career guidance in the education, training and employment sectors, that often are not connected to each ...
March 13, 2017John McCarthy
The German BeQu-Concept – now available in English "Quality development in career guidance and counselling is an essential issue in lifelong guidance policy and systems development. Very few countries have statutory or binding quality standards and compulsory requirements for the qualification and competences of guidance and counselling ...
This post follows well on the last post entitled Changing Places! This Report, commissioned by the Centre for Better Ageing (UK) and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (Brighton), presents the workplace and job-related factors that make employment fulfilling for older workers, offering insights into both the attitudes of ...
Why is there a growth in the percentage of older workers in the workforce in your country? New pension requirements? Skills shortages? Removal of age discrimination? All of the above? Other? Do you have policy responsibility and/or interest for the development and retention of older workers engaged in arduous work (work ...
Key Action 3: Support for policy reform Erasmus+ -Key Action 3 - Initiatives for policy innovation Erasmus+ - Key ...
January 21, 2017John McCarthy
In many countries, Entrepreneurship as a career option is often a marginalised choice because the general curricula of education and training at all levels pay little attention to the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in entrepreneurship. This is often reinforced by careers information systems that emphasise employment over self-employment. Likewise, entrepreneurship ...
December 13, 2016John McCarthy
This document summarises the experiences of four countries -Belgium, Norway, Germany, and Luxembourg- on how best to approach the challenges of integrating young people who are not in education, employment and training (NEETs). Each used variants of a FIND-MIND-BIND framework approach: early identification, establishing a trust relationship, and support to ...
October 14, 2016John McCarthy
This publication of the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, sets out the policy landscape and analysis for the variety of outreach guidance approaches used in the European Union. While the aim of the publication is to inquire into the feasibility of a Mutual Learning Programme on this ...
October 12, 2016John McCarthy
How to provide career guidance to the most marginalised on the labour market has long been a challenge to policies and systems for career guidance in many countries. This publication of the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, iccdpp-pes-practices-for-the-outreach-of-neets-report-2015 illustrates the work of the public employment services in European Union ...
October 12, 2016John McCarthy
EMPLOYABILITY? WHAT IS IT? WHO DEFINES IT? A RESEARCH REPORT FROM THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PERSONNEL AND DEVELOPMENT (CIPD) CIPD is the professional body for Human Resources (HR) and People Development staff employed in the private and public sectors worldwide. Its goals include promoting better work and working lives and working practices that ...
September 15, 2016John McCarthy