Emsi will be exhibiting at this year’s IntoWork Convention, which is being held at the ICC in Birmingham on 11th and 12th July. The event will cover a number of employment-related issues, including employability, skills and devolution. There will also be a strong theme of “what works” undergirding all the topics under discussion: What works for the economy; What works for people; What works for delivery.
It is the theme of what works that brings Emsi to the Convention, and in particular the stress placed by the organisers on “understanding the evidence base about the UK labour market context and delivering in it”. The most effective method of understanding this evidence base is, we believe, through the use of granular, Labour Market Information — data that can drill right down to the most specific jobs and industries, at the most specific geographical levels.
We’ll never make the economy work unless we understand how the economy works
To underscore this point, our Managing Director, Andy Durman, will be partnering with Ayden Sims, Director of Business Development at Remploy for a breakout session entitled, “We’ll never make the economy work unless we understand how the economy works”. In this session, Andy and Ayden will make the point that what is called “the economy” is actually something of a myth. In reality, the economy is simply the aggregation of a number of smaller and often very disparate local and regional economies, and so any proposals to solve skills, productivity, and employability problems with broad-brush solutions tend to fail. The key to success lies in unlocking the skills and employment needs at the most granular local and regional levels, and Andy and Ayden will look at how local and regional LMI is crucial if we are to see real solutions to these issues.
Their session will be held at 12:10 in the Executive Room on Monday 11th, but if you can’t make it to that, please do drop by to see us on stand 12 where we’ll be delighted to talk to you about how we can help you get the insight you need, on the economy you serve, in order to make better decisions.