THE KAZAN DECLARATION Back in August, Mission: Talent presented the Kazan Declaration at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, which was adopted by the WorldSkills International General Assembly and signed by experts and delegate. Now, the document, which sets out a human-centred approach to tackling the growing ‘skills gap’ crisis, is available for you to read on […]
The Harvard Business review conducted a global survey of 1,000 business leaders on how companies create successful talent pipelines for the digital transformation. The results show that the most successful businesses adopt a human-centred approach. For example, valuing a person’s transferable skills over their certifications or education.
SLUSH19 Slush is the world’s leading startup and tech event and aims to build a worldwide startup community. It was held on November 21st to 22nd in Helsinki and attracted: 25,000 attendees; 3,500 startups; 2,000 investors; and 350 researchers. EXPERT OPINIONS Here’s some key opinions from successful entrepreneurs!
NATHAN SIGWORTH & PHARMASECURE Nathan Sigworth started his own business in India in 2007. Now, it is a successful pharmaceutical company, with over 3 billion products protected, across 40+ geographies worldwide. He wanted to share the lessons he learnt during his long-years of experience, for anyone wishing to start a business in India. NATHAN SIGWORTH’S […]
THE WORLD’S LARGEST YOUNG WORKFORCE The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that 15 to 20 million young people will join the African workforce every year for the next two decades! By 2030: under 25s in Africa will make up 60% of the continent’s total population; 15% of the world’s working-age population will be in Africa; […]
THE SOCIAL VENTURES FOUNDATION The Social Ventures Foundation (SVF) is a non-profit which introduces a new paradigm to fighting poverty. This new paradigm is about doing “Business with a Purpose” – employing the poor and creating sustainable, affordable products and services that improves the quality of life for all. HAITI Haiti is one of the […]
MAJORITY OF INDIA’S YOUNG WORKFORCE ARE UNEMPLOYABLE Did you know that 65-75% of young people entering the Indian workforce are unemployable? CEO of Safeducate, Divya Jain, believes that the solution is to start career counselling from a very young age, as this helps students understand and identify what skills they need to develop. EMPLOYERS DON’T VALUE […]
LOCAL TALENT SHORTAGE IN CHINA In March 2019, Hays PLC, a global recruiting agency, found that 30% of Chinese companies aren’t confident that they can find local talent to meet their needs. This is an 18% increase from 2018. The Chinese government predicts that by 2020 the country will be short of 3 million industrial-robot […]
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Did you know that millions of young Africans are struggling to find work? Nearly three quarters of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than US$2 per day, and more than a quarter neither work nor study. This problem is exacerbated in rural areas. Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s youngest and fastest growing […]
THE BRASILIA DECLARATION On 13th and 14th November, leaders from Russia, India, China and South Africa congregated in Brazil to attend the 11th BRICS Summit “BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”. During the Summit they released the Brasilia Declaration, which applauded the council’s efforts in promoting cooperation, trade, and investment among its members in […]