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Employers are not able to identify or articulate the soft skills they require

Although strong soft skills (e.g. problem-solving, communication) are important to employers, they are often unable to identify them with the same level of rigor as technical skills.

Employers do not know how to best advertise roles

Many employers are unaware of where to best advertise open jobs (e.g. internet, newspaper) and how to tailor listings to attract the right talent and encourage applications.

Employers are unable to evaluate the soft skills they require in candidates

Although strong soft skills (e.g. problem-solving, communication) are important to employers, they are often unable to evaluate them with the same level of rigor as technical skills.

Employers have weak human resources capabilities

Effective recruitment requires structuring jobs, articulating skills, reaching prospective candidates, and screening them accurately. The process is costly, particularly for SMEs with limited in-house resources.

Employers are not willing or able to use people with no relevant experience

Employers find it risky to employ youth with no previous, relevant experience. Employers also face the higher risk of young employees changing jobs after employers invest in training and coaching them.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Jobseekers and employers often face information gaps that keep them from understanding one another’s needs. Targeted awareness...

Digital Self-Employment

The global economy needs to create five million jobs each month to absorb the one billion people that will enter the job market...

Apprenticeships

A staple of professional growth for centuries, an apprenticeship is a time-tested concept that gives youth the opportunity to...

Soft Skills Certification

In today’s shifting labor market, soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication are key to...

Employer Partnerships

Countries with the lowest youth unemployment rates have one thing in common: a close connection between education and work. To...