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Our knowledge base contains information, interesting facts and selected articles on the latest trends and current developments on global labor markets and in the world of semantic technologies relating to human resources and recruitment, occupation (big) data and ontologies / knowledge graphs, job classifications, CV parsing, skills and job matching and much more.

“Dr. Cab Driver”: High rates of over- and under-qualification, despite ‘progress’ in education.

Does this situation seem familiar to you? On the Uber ride to the airport, you get caught up in a conversation with the driver and before you know it, you’re in the middle of a discussion about the potential of genetically modified bacteria to create cancer drugs. It quickly turns out that there is an extremely educated person in the driver’s seat who is currently putting his education to rather limited use. A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) on this matter now shows that only half of all workers worldwide have an occupation that matches their level of education.  » Read more about: “Dr. Cab Driver”: High rates of over- and under-qualification, despite ‘progress’ in education.  »

Wanted: healthcare workers – but why aren’t these jobs being filled?

Despite improvement, there will still be a significant gap between supply and demand of healthcare staff by 2029 in Switzerland, according to the national 2021 report on future healthcare staff needs, published by the Swiss Health Observatory in September.
The report estimates that by 2029, the personnel demand in the healthcare sector may rise to 222,100. Compared to a base number of 185,600 recorded staff in 2019, an additional number of 36,500 staff will be required.  » Read more about: Wanted: healthcare workers – but why aren’t these jobs being filled?  »

Follow-Up on Equal Pay, or; The monster in our closet that we all ignore

This is a follow-up post to our last article on the Gender Pay Gap (GPG), in which we suggested that focusing on a pay gap based on gender is not enough and that shifting the focus to the concept of performance would be useful. As a kind of continuation, we turn here to the topic of fast fashion and discuss this ubiquitous ‘monster’ in all our closets, including from the perspective of equal pay.

Lack of initiative despite well-known problems
We all know it,  » Read more about: Follow-Up on Equal Pay, or; The monster in our closet that we all ignore  »

To build public services especially public employment services for a more resilient future


When COVID-19 came last year, many countries scrambled to cope with the disruption to vital public services and the closure of schools and universities. However, a few countries such as Norway and Estonia, have managed to keep everything in place, thanks to their decade-long development in digital infrastructure. Today, Estonia has built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies.
Every two years, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs publishes the E-government rankings.  » Read more about: To build public services especially public employment services for a more resilient future  »

Equal Pay – Let’s not fall into the gender pay trap…

For some, Equal Pay Day marks the annual ‘free labor of women’, for others it is an ‘ideologically motivated lie’ – the truth is even more complicated. This article highlights the uselessness of many of the statistics surrounding ‘equal pay’ and explains why a focus on gender falls short when it comes to pay equity. Instead, we would do well to place more emphasis on actual, individual performance.
Is a focus on gender even justified?
First of all,  » Read more about: Equal Pay – Let’s not fall into the gender pay trap…  »