We are dealing with an ageing population, but how well are OECD member countries doing at recognising the potential of their older workers as they work for longer and retire later? This golden age index from PwC considers the impact of an older workforce on employment and the labour market, comparing OECD members performance with the UK.
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The PISA study assesses the extent to which 15 year olds have acquired the key knowledge and skills that are needed to succeed in the labour market. Far eastern countries dominate the tables with exceptional performance from the majority of students. By comparison, the UK is simply average (or slightly below).
There is a skills mismatch in the UK. Workers often don't have the right skills that businesses need, whilst the skills that do exist are often under utilised. This CIPD report explores the issues.
This inaugural edition of the OECD Skills Outlook is devoted to reporting the results of the first round of the Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The survey provides a rich source of data on adults’ proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.