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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.
One of the most prominent buzzwords around employment, employability and workforce management is skills. There is a lot of noise surrounding this concept and its fellow buzzwords like reskilling, upskilling, skills matching, skills alignment, skill gaps, skills anticipation, skills prediction, and so on. One can find myriad publications and posts explaining why skills are so important, how to analyze skills supply and demand, how to develop active labor market policies based on skills, how to manage and develop employee skills – as well as the many sites listing the “most in-demand skills” of the year. » Read more about: Sorry folks, but “Microsoft Office” is NOT a skill. »
Adaptability and flexibility, digital skills, creativity and innovation, emotional intelligence… Since the pandemic went global, everyone has been talking about the top post-COVID skills employees will need. Going through numerous posts from Forbes over Randstad to EURES, it seems that the key point they have in common is that they are untransparent if not completely unfounded. Despite all the noise they generate, none of these posts give any insight into what data their claims are based on – or whether they have any data at all. » Read more about: Cutting through the BS »
We are proud to announce that JANZZ.technology has been identified by Gartner as a Sample Vendor of Skills Ontologies in the Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology 2020. This recognition validates the innovative approach of our solutions for businesses and public employment services based on our unique multilingual job and skills ontology.
What is the Gartner Hype Cycle?
“Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. » Read more about: JANZZ named as a Sample Vendor for Skills Ontologies in Gartner Hype Cycle for HCM Tech 2020 »
Big data and AI still have a hard time today in gaining traction in the field of HR and employment services due to the poor quality and lack of explanatory power in the data. As JANZZ explains in a recent ILO report, any predictive analysis based on big data and determined by a large number of variables is rather inaccurate. The longer the time horizon and more variables included, the less likely such prediction is going to be completely or even partially close to reality. » Read more about: JANZZ.technology in a recent ILO report: From big data to smart data »
In previous articles (The silver workforce, The world’s most homogeneous society is opening new doors) we have talked about the aging and shrinking working-age population in Japan and how Japan is taking measures to deal with the implications of this demographic issue, including extending retirement ages and welcoming migrant workers. This article focuses on another of Japan’s options to boost workforce: the large number of women that are held back or excluded from the labor market. » Read more about: Global Labor Market Insights: More quality jobs are needed for female part-timers »