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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, job classifications, CV parsing, skills and job matching and much more.

The lifting of the driving ban for Saudi women (finally) creates new job opportunities

The women of Saudi Arabia have achieved an important new freedom: finally they are allowed to drive a car. Until 24 June this year, they were legally prohibited from doing so. Now that the ban has been lifted, Saudi women can move more freely, which will likely improve their opportunities in the labor market. Only 22% of Saudi women are currently employed, compared to 77% of Saudi men. When comparing the proportion of working Saudi women with those of other Arab countries,  » Read more about: The lifting of the driving ban for Saudi women (finally) creates new job opportunities  »

Where self-employment may not always be voluntary

Many people dream of being their own boss, of not always having to say „yes, gladly“, and thus taking on every unpleasant task that comes to the boss’s mind. At the same time, some people fear self-employment because of the unsecured income and pension. Others see in it precisely an opportunity of having more regularly money in their accounts than employees. Various studies by the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) explain the background to this as follows.  » Read more about: Where self-employment may not always be voluntary  »

How a modern and customized high-performance solution for PES is ready in 180 days

Public Employment Services (PES) come from time to time to a point where they are forced to renew their outdated job-search systems or to set them up from scratch in countries where no solutions at all were available before. With the rapidly progressing digitalization, the demands and expectations of such solutions have increased greatly: Consistent processes, intelligent matching, comprehensive data and labor market analyses, simple parsing and classification facilities and so on.
Developing and successfully launching such sustainable and high-performance solutions is therefore a complex task.  » Read more about: How a modern and customized high-performance solution for PES is ready in 180 days  »

Let the women calculate: Why Public Employment Services should convince women of STEM subjects

Despite many efforts, young women are still under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Studies show that many advantages can be achieved by completing a STEM degree, both for individuals and for entire countries. Public Employment Services should therefore effectively strengthen the STEM sector. There are various reasons why:

Many employees with a STEM degree earn higher salaries. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics emphasizes that 93 out of 100 STEM occupations have wages above the US average.  » Read more about: Let the women calculate: Why Public Employment Services should convince women of STEM subjects  »

Change or die – Four issues for the multifaceted future of PES

It is the dominant topic when it comes to today’s digital HR processes: how to develop better, more efficient, up-to-date tools and technologies for matching, which solve the various tasks and challenges in a more customer-oriented manner. Separating the wheat from the chaff is a very demanding task. If today’s technological choice is not up to the task of shaping the future, then this has a strong impact on matching. In particular, problems will be pushed forward into the future because matching means understanding the challenges a labor market faces.  » Read more about: Change or die – Four issues for the multifaceted future of PES  »