Better Use of Skills in the Workplace
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Better Use of Skills in the Workplace

Why It Matters for Productivity and Local Jobs

This joint OECD-ILO report provides a comparative analysis of case studies focusing on improving skills use in the workplace across eight countries. The examples provide insights into the practical ways in which employers interact with government services and policies at the local level. They highlight the need to build policy coherence across employment, skills, economic development and innovation policies, and underline the importance of ensuring that skills utilisation is built into policy development thinking and implementation.

Skills utilisation concerns the extent to which skills are effectively applied in the workplace to maximise workplace and individual performance. It involves a mix of policies including work organisation, job design, technology adaptation, innovation, employee-employer relations, human resource development practices and business-product market strategies. It is often at the local level that the interface of these factors can best be addressed.

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Singapore has a comprehensive workforce development system supporting all key industries for initial as well as continuous training. Overall, the system is one that is characterised by a high level of public investment in skills development, with skills utilisation efforts being attempted only as sub-elements within the system. This chapter looks more closely at how skills utilisation policy has been integrated into Singapore’s policies in the past and the plans for the future.

 
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