Tennis with Skills: Game, Set and Match?

Whilst being passionate about skills development in a global context, and 3 years on; I read a continuous stream of publications from ‘intelligent organisations’ and policy makers, about the lack of skills defined by employers, in the workplace. The global ‘skills crisis’. Buzzwords galore, the issues are relatively similar wherever you go in the world

A role for competences in business – workforce planning

A number of countries aim to set occupational competence standards, to support skills development, employability and vocational education developments. This is to help establish country specific, occupational quality standards, build credibility in skills, enable skills transfer and recognition; supporting skills issues, within the context of business achievement, and economic competitiveness globally. Having led a number

Focus on occupational competence

Definition of ‘Occupational competence’ [UK Training Agency (1988) – although there are many more current definitions]: … the ability to perform the activities within an occupation or function to the standards expected in employment. (This includes)… the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to new situations … organisation and planning of work, innovation and coping