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29 November 2019
Kazan Declaration: AVAILABLE TO READ
Kazan Declaration: AVAILABLE TO READ

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 […]

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27 November 2019
FAST FACTS ON SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TALENT PIPELINES
FAST FACTS ON SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TALENT PIPELINES

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. 

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26 November 2019
Opinions from Slush19
Opinions from Slush19

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!  

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25 November 2019
Nathan Sigworth: Advice on building sustainable business in India
Nathan Sigworth: Advice on building sustainable business in India

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 […]

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23 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in Africa
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in Africa

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; […]

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22 November 2019
Haiti: A Case Study in Job Creation and Fighting Poverty
Haiti: A Case Study in Job Creation and Fighting Poverty

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 […]

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20 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in India
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in India

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 […]

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19 November 2019
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in China
Fast Facts: Skills Gap in China

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 […]

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18 November 2019
A STRYDE in the right direction for Africa’s rural youth
A STRYDE in the right direction for Africa’s rural youth

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 […]

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15 November 2019
The 11th BRICS Summit
The 11th BRICS Summit

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 […]

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