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Rob

Rob

Member Since May-12 2007
Last Active almost 13 years ago
1 Brainstorms
5 Ideas (Public + Private)
 
 
Name:Robert Heyes
Location:Wellington, New Zealand
Education:Warwick University Msc Economics
Employment:Manager, Labour Market Skills, Department of Labour, New Zealand
Interests:Films, economics, labour markets, football, singing, dancing, cycling, travel.
Achievements:BA Economics (first class), MSc Economics, produced 6 issues of "workINSIGHT" a Department of Labour publication about skills and work in New Zealand, played a lead role (Frederic) in the Pirates of Penzance at the Wellington Opera House
Expertise:Labour market economics, information analysis, technical writing, singing

19 ideas

How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?

created almost 13 years ago, last activity 6 months ago

Can anyone tell me more about "spidering" webbots? [almost 13 years ago]

How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?

I like the idea of talking to people who have the skills in shortage to ask about possible barriers to training. As for immigration, we consider immigration numbers in our overall assessments of skill shortages, but it's not the only indicator. While it's a key lever for governments to address shortages, it's also influenced by relative economic conditions in other countries. The tertiary education system is also key source of trained people. [almost 13 years ago]

How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?

In New Zealand we reckon the move to web advertising from print media has really gathered pace in the past few years. Until recently, our index of the number of job ads in newspapers was closely related to a widely accepted indicator of skill shortages from the Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion which asks employers whether they are finding it harder or easier to recruit skill staff. Now that relationship is breaking down we're looking at gathering job ads from the internet as well. [almost 13 years ago]

How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?

Thanks for all your input so far. In New Zealand we have been analysing skill shortages for the past few years by recording jobs advertised in Newpapers and using this as a sample from which we survey employers who have recently advertised to ask them whether they have filled the job. A key measure of shortage is the fill rate - the % of jobs filled by a suitable applicant with a given amount of time. Those of you who are interested could go to: http://www.dol.govt.nz/publications/jvm/index.asp [almost 13 years ago]

How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?

I find the image of the brain a little off-putting. There's nothing attractive about it. I'd prefer a light bulb (over-used I know) or some thing else that portrays "idea" [almost 13 years ago]

What do you think of this logo for an Emagazine on idea generation?