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Forecasting the Labour Market

01.03.2018 to 03.03.2018

PROGRAMME

  

 

Thursday 1st March

 

Registration

Welcome coffee

 

Welcome and opening remarks

        Denis VASILYEV, Deputy Head Of Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud), the Russian Federation

 

           

 

 

   Words of Cafer UZUNKAYA, Director General of Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR),  President of WAPES, Turkey (Read By Françoise KUYL,Executive Secretary of WAPES)

 

     

 

 

 

 

Opening plenary session

 

The Tomorrow’s Labour Market

 

Michael MWASIKAKATA, Senior Specialist and Coordinator, Employment Services and ALMPs, ILO

          

 

 

 

Dmitri CHERNEYKO, Chairman, Committee for Labour and Employment of Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

          

 


 

Valentin TIMAKOV, Director General, Human Capital Development Agency, Far East, Russian Federation

          

 

 

Coffee-break

 

How to Carry out Labour Market Forecasting

 

Moderator: Christine MALECKA, Senior Consultant, WAPES

     

 

 

        Vlada BOGDANOVA, Junior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Russian Federation

     

 

Sally SINCLAIR, CEO, National Employment Services Association, Australia

          

 

François AVENTUR, Assistant director of Studies, Statistics and Evaluations, Pôle emploi, France

          

 

Karin BERGLIND, Head of Unit, Department of Analysis ofArbetsförmedlingen, Sweden

          

 

DISCUSSION (15 min.)

     

 

Lunch

 

Prospective and Disappearing Professions

 

Moderator: Christine MALECKA, Senior Consultant, WAPES

 

     

 

Jean-Claude CHALON, Director of the labour market monitoring, analysis and forecasting service, le FOREM, Belgium

          

 

 

 

Ekaterina UKHOVA, Team Leader in the field of efficiency management and staff motivation in CIS countries, Ernst & Young, Russian Federation

 

          

 

 

Anton ECKERSLEY, Director of International Relations, Ingeus, UK.

          

 

DISCUSSION (15 min.)

     

 

Coffee break

 

 

Interactions Between Education, Employers and Public Employment Services as a Key Factor for an Efficient LMI Process

 

Moderator:Daria AKHUTINA, Senior Adviser, Council of the Baltic Sea States

 

Vlada BOGDANOVA, Junior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Russian Federation

     

Tjaša ŽAKELJ, Assistant, Short-term Labour Market Forecast, Employment Service of Slovenia, Slovenia

          

 

 

Lieu NGO XUAN, Director of Bureau of Employment, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Vietnam

          

 

 

DISCUSSION (15 min.)

     

 

 

 

Closing remarks

 

Denis VASILYEV, Deputy Head Of Federal Service for Labour and Employment (ROSTRUD), Russian Federation

     

 

 

Françoise KUYL, Executive Secretary of WAPES

     

 

 

End of the day

 

 

 

 

Introduction

In the context of constant social, economic and political changes and due to the vast extension of information and communication technologies, labour market forecasting becomes a foundation for providing guaranteed employment to the population. Adequate approach to forecasting the situation on a labour market allows the experts to estimate the current situation in supply and demand of the workforce, predict potential number and composition of unemployed population who will look for a job in foreseeable future and become clients of Public Employment Services, carry out smart distribution of the workforce present on a specific labour market, define the amount of necessary training and retraining for redundant workers and unemployed in accordance with the needs of the labour market. Everything mentioned above will automatically provide enterprises with qualified workers in accordance with their demands and lead to more efficient use of manpower in the country.

 

Effective labour market forecasting helps estimate the amounts needed to implement programmes in the employment sphere, set the priorities in the employment policy for forecasting period, develop measures aiming to prevent large scale unemployment and provide social guarantees to population.

 

At the same time, the process of making such forecasts is a complex methodological task. Forecasting of the labour market covers both the macro-level indicators (total number of jobs, average wages, available manpower) and micro-level indicators (demand for specific professions in specific regions and municipalities). The preparation of quality forecast requires solutions for a number of challenges, including the allocation of specialized institutions responsible for preparing such forecasts, the determination of its official status and its role in the system of labour market public policy, as well as the selection of methodology and information platforms used in preparing the forecast.

 

The conference will become a platform for sharing experiences, opinions and best practices on existing practices and methods in the sphere of labour market research and forecasting, on organisation of interinstitutional interaction at all levels, and on interaction with the organisations involved in the labour market issues. It will also give the opportunity to discuss the results of work and the obstacles that might emerge.

 

The conference will be held within the framework of the 2nd St. Petersburg International Labour Forum. The Forum is organized by the Government of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg State University, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. The main topic of the Forum is “Labor of the Future: Talents, Technologies, Art” and it aims to become the largest discussion in the country on the issue of human capital development, with the presentation of the results of the latest advanced research, global best practices and experiences.

 

Leading scientists, experts and practitioners will discuss ways of attracting and developing young talents, on the one hand, and advanced technologies for the  automatization, digitalization and robotization of production activities. They also will determine the qualitative changes in the nature and content of labour.

 

In accordance with the main topic of the Forum, the agenda will include the issues of social partnership, decent and safe labour, migration, labour market globalization, as well as issues related to staffing and managing the public enterprises, organizations and mixed ownership companies.

Those participating to WAPES conference will have the opportunity to take part in the work of the Forum and share their knowledge and best practices.

 

Address: 
Saint Petersburg
Country: 
Russia
Region: 
Europe