A new publication analyses Cedefop’s European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, a data set covering about 49 000 EU-28 adult employees.
Compiling different data insights, the report highlights skill mismatch as a complex, multidimensional and dynamic phenomenon.
At the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution, four in 10 employers in Europe cannot find people with the right skills.
The introduction of new technologies means that skill needs are changing fast, and 43% of EU employees told the ESJ survey that they had recently experienced new technologies at work.
Cedefop's report calls on policy-makers to adopt a different mindset for tackling skill mismatch, focused on sustainable activation, continuous learning, job-task reengineering and promotion of higher-end product market/managerial practices.