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
"She was a fishmonger, and sure t'was no wonder, for so were her father and mother before" (Words of a well known Irish song, Molly Malone) So what are the chances of children following in the occupational footsteps of their parents? Read here Is nursing the career of the future for men? Read ...
April 1, 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
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
View and download the presentations on Labour Market Information and Career Guidance from the CEDEFOP event 16 May 2016 on this topic They include: ICT and LMI in career guidance Skills mismatches and guidance policies Integrating labour market and skills intelligence within wider skills governance strategies Analysing online vacancies for LMI Developing an ...
June 6, 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
Preparing the talent pipeline, youth workforce preparation and workforce entry, was the subject of the 7th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Iowa, USA, 15-17 June, 2015. Participants examined the labour market challenges facing young people and how career guidance services can assist them in managing ...
July 1, 2015John McCarthy
A recent survey of 1,500 Canadians of all ages, commissioned by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), along with the Counselling Foundation of Canada, show a high regard for the value of professional career guidance services and a declining ...
March 17, 2015John McCarthy