Leaders are increasingly called upon not only to be effective target managers, but also to be inspiring, transformative leaders capable of driving innovation while maintaining the highest standards of accountability, integrity and transparency. The OECD is mapping the changing expectations on senior civil servants, and assessing what kind of skills and competencies are needed to meet these expectations.
Workforce diversity can be a strong contributor to innovation, organisational performance and trust in public institutions. If not managed, diversity can result in lower levels of social integration, worse communication and conflict which can deteriorate performance.
The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Working Party serves as a collaborative forum and platform for policy-makers and experts from public sector entities entrusted with civil service management responsibilities.
The recently published Second International Report for the Survey of Adults Skills looks in detail at the extent to which proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments matters for the well-being of individuals and nations. The answer that emerges is clear: proficiency is positively linked to a number of important economic and social outcomes.
Le taux d’emploi de l’OCDE poursuit sa hausse à 66.8% au premier trimestre 2016
Le taux de chômage de la zone OCDE poursuit sa tendance à la baisse, à 6.3% en mai 2016
With the rising economic importance of human resources and skills, employment and training agencies are often expected to play a more important role in local strategies to support new job creation, facilitate restructuring and increase productivity. The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme has developed a series of reviews on Local Job Creation to examine the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity. For Poland, the review has looked at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies, focusing on local strategies in the city of Poznań and the Radomski sub-region.
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Despite unprecedented progress over the past century, gender gaps in the labour market persist throughout the world and are especially marked in emerging economies. While the quantity of jobs held by women has increased in many countries, female workers continue to have worse jobs than men.
This chapter analyses how skills are used at work, why skills use matters for workers and economies and its key determinants. It draws on data for the 28 OECD countries participating in the Survey of Adult Skills.
Labour market conditions are improving in OECD countries. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the employment rate was 0.6 percentage points below its pre-crisis rate, representing a deficit of 5.6 million jobs. This deficit is projected to narrow further this year, and close completely in 2017. We’re on the right track! But ─ as always ─ we need to dig a bit deeper to see the full picture.