Let me introduce you to the labour market. In many ways it defines us, sustains us, and drives us to grow. People, families, places and nations are built on it. We spend much of our time in it (too much for many of us), and it has been around for thousands of years. And yet how much do we actually understand about this vastly complex, confusing and constantly changing place?
The answer to that may well be “not much”, and yet given that the labour market is critical to all of us, and is certainly causing one or two pretty big problems right now, it really is vital that we understand it better.
That’s why we do what we do. Our mission at Emsi is to help organisations, and ultimately individuals, make more informed labour market choices through providing them with detailed, robust and localised Labour Market Insight (LMI). Our goal is to use data to illuminate key aspects of current and emerging labour dynamics and reduce the need for assumption and guesswork.
But our focus and effort goes well beyond simply putting the LMI dinner on the table. To truly fulfil our mission we realise the need to go beyond the data and think about the problems it can solve, and the questions it can answer. And there is one burning question that crops up time and time again these days…
“What does the future hold for the labour market in such uncertain and rapidly changing times, and how on earth can we prepare for it???”
A very good and important question, and one that we — the Emsi community — along with a great many other people are thinking long and hard about.
If this is something that you yourself are pondering, or which you see as critical to success in what you are doing, then why not join the growing Emsi community as we look harder and deeper for answers. Here’s a great place to get you started: Why not join us on 15th-16th May in Birmingham as we discuss and explore the following, hugely important topic:
Tomorrow’s Workforce: Defining, Developing and Delivering the Skills of the Future
We’ve got some great keynote speakers lined up from Centre for Cities, City & Guilds, and the University of Sydney, as well as some great workshops. We’d love to have you join us for this, and to get your input in the day!
We’ll be publishing more details of the keynotes in the coming days, but if you want to find out more now, and to reserve your place, click on the button below.