Thessaloniki 12-13 February 2009
The aim of this international seminar, organised jointly by the OECD and Cedefop, was to make methods for measuring the use of generic work skills more widely known. The focus was on the Job Requirement Approach (JRA), which has been applied successfully in various countries. This approach is set to be included in the new international survey of adult skills, to be run as part of the OECDs Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
Measuring the type and level of an extensive range of generic skills used in jobs with the JRA, within an internationally comparative survey, is something entirely new. To makes sure this approach is feasible, a JRA pilot study was carried out in Australia, France, Greece and Korea.
Participants in the OECD-Cedefop seminar discussed the results of this path-breaking pilot study. They also reviewed other national experiences with the JRA method and discussed the relevance of its results for policy and research.
The seminar's presentations are available for download from the links below.
8. JRA's pilot survey Korea case - Soo-Young Lee
10. UK skills survey - Francis Green
7. A profile of US jobs from the STAMP survey - Michael J. Handel
17. Relevance of measuring generic work skills - Maria Hrabinska
16. The new skills for new jobs initiative - Robert Strauss
15. Spanish matched employer_employee survey - Ferran Mane
14. Portuguese pilot skills survey - Maria do Carmo Gomes
13. German BIBB-BAuA surveys an FreQueNZ - Rohrbach
12. Skills required in Italy - Fabio Roma
11. Job polarisation in Europe - Maarten Goos
9. Occupational Information Network - Michael J. Handel
4. Findings from the JRA pilot survey in Australia - Ivan Neville
3. Findings from the OECD's JRA pilot study - Francis Green
2. Overview of OECD work on skills - Mark Keese