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Skilled workforce bottleneck monitor

Policy Instrument

Skilled workforce bottleneck monitor

Fachkräfteradar (part of Arbeitsmarktmonitor)
Germany

Description

Timespan

Since 2012

Stage

Fully operational

Foundations

Policy area

General information on skilled worker shortages by occupation and skills level at the local level.

Policy goal

The goal is to enable different stakeholders (employers, employees, public stakeholders) to react to future skill mismatch. The instrument provides information on which occupational groups are already affected by skill shortages and where bottlenecks are likely to occur. The results are broken down by province. Together with the Arbeitsmarktmonitor (Labour Market Monitor), it features various functions, e.g. regionalised data on industries and occupations, visualisations of regional structural data, an overview of labour market relevant networks throughout Germany, success stories and contacts with experts in various labour market issues.

Mismatch

Explicitly designed to address skill mismatch

The tool shows how different occupations, in combination with skill levels, are affected by skilled workers shortage.

Aim of policy instrument

To address future skills mismatch

Administrative level

National

Main responsible body

Federal Employment Agency (PES)

Funding

No information is publicly available.

Intended beneficiaries

Employers/employees to be prepared for future skills mismatch by gathering information on the website.

Processes

Use of labour market intelligence

Regional monitors are run by the regional offices of the Federal Employment Agency at federal state level, and are supported by public administration and social partners.

Financial schemes

None

Frequency of updates

Skilled worker shortage indicators by occupation, age, or gender presented on the website are calculated twice per year.

Development

No information is publicly available.

Barriers

An internet access is needed to access the website.

Success factors

Increasing availability and use of the internet should have broaden the user base of the instrument.

Monitoring

Progress could be measured by monitoring the number of users. However, no information is publicly available if this is actually measured.

Innovativeness

Slightly innovative

Easily accessible and customisable via the internet.

Sustainability

Evidence of effectiveness

No information is publicly available.

Engagement of stakeholders

No information is publicly available.

Transferability

Not easily transferable

The success of implementation is dependent on data availability and labour market data management: if data is available and accessible, the set-up of a similar website should be possible.

Sustainability

Yes, as monitoring of skilled workers shortage will remain very important.