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Workforce Skills in the Eyes of the Employers : Results of the Georgia STEP Employer Skills Survey

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Rutkowski, Jan
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2015-08-20T15:40:40Z
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2015-08-20T15:40:40Z
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2013-11-29
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2021-04-23T14:04:09Z
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The objective of this note is to present the results of the recently completed employer skills survey, and to discuss their policy implications. The analysis finds that there is a skills shortage in Georgia despite high unemployment. It is difficult for employers, especially in the modern sector, to find workers with the required skills. Employers demand not only ‘hard’ technical skills, but also ‘soft’ social and behavioural skills (such as openness to experience) as well as higher-order cognitive skills (such as problem solving and creative thinking). And these are the skills that young Georgians often lack. Box one summarizes the main results of the analysis and shows the core employability skills that young workers lack most often. The note is organized as follows. Section one looks at the supply of and demand for skills, and shows that, despite high unemployment, there is a skills shortage. Section two examines the demand for skills more closely. It identifies skills that determine the employers hiring decisions, and skills that young job applicant most frequently lack. Section three focuses on firm organized training as a way of coping with a skills shortage. Section four concludes and discusses policy implications of the analysis.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/24919389/workforce-skills-eyes-employers-results-georgia-step-employer-skills-survey
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22531
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
SKILLS
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JOBS
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EMPLOYMENT
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HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
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COLLEGE
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PERSONALITY
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HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION
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SKILLED WORKERS
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
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LABOR MARKET NEEDS
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WHITE COLLAR WORKERS
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UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
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NUMERACY
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TRAINING INSTITUTIONS
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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GROUPS
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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
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HIGH SCHOOL
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PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
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CLERICAL WORKERS
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HIGHER EDUCATION
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CAREER
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JOB
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GENERAL EDUCATION
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COLLEGE DEGREE
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TECHNICAL SKILLS
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SKILLED PROFESSIONALS
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WAGE LEVEL
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FIRM SIZE
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PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
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JOB SEEKERS
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LITERACY
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KNOWLEDGE
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EDUCATED WORKERS
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LABOR MARKET
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TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
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CRITICAL THINKING
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CAREER CHOICES
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QUALITY OF EDUCATION
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TRAINING
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EMPLOYMENT POLICIES
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UNEMPLOYED WORKERS
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
dc.subject
SOCIAL SKILLS
dc.subject
GRADUATE
dc.subject
WORKER
dc.subject
CRAFTSMEN
dc.subject
SECONDARY SCHOOL
dc.subject
UNEMPLOYED
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OLDER WORKERS
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PRIMARY CONCERN
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
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GRADUATES
dc.subject
EDUCATION SYSTEM
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RESEARCH
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JOB TRAINING
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LABOR
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HIGHLY SKILLED LABOR
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PROBLEM SOLVING
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SOCIOLOGISTS
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SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATES
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READING
dc.subject
UNEMPLOYMENT
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TECHNOLOGY
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CAREER PROSPECTS
dc.subject
SKILL GROUPS
dc.subject
FIRM ENTRY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject
PRODUCTIVE FIRM
dc.subject
WORKERS
dc.subject
LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS
dc.subject
YOUNG WORKERS
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
dc.subject
EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION LEGISLATION
dc.subject
SCHOOLS
dc.subject
LABOR DEMAND
dc.subject
EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
dc.subject
CURRICULA
dc.subject
SKILL SHORTAGES
dc.subject
CLERKS
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JOB VACANCIES
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JOB TURNOVER
dc.subject
OCCUPATIONS
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OCCUPATION
dc.subject
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
dc.subject
SCHOOL GRADUATES
dc.subject
LANGUAGE LITERACY
dc.subject
WORKFORCE SKILLS
dc.subject
JOB CREATION
dc.subject
EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
dc.subject
TERTIARY EDUCATION SYSTEM
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PAYROLL TAXES
dc.subject
PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH
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MANAGEMENT
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SKILLED LABOR
dc.subject
TERTIARY LEVEL
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ADVANCED SKILLS
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ETHICS
dc.subject
COGNITIVE SKILLS
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WRITING
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QUALITY EDUCATION
dc.subject
EMPLOYABILITY
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EDUCATION
dc.subject
WORKING CONDITIONS
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INVESTMENT
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LITERACY LITERACY
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EMPLOYMENT PROBABILITY
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PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
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RURAL AREAS
dc.subject
LABORERS
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EMPLOYEE
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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COLLEGE GRADUATES
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HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNIVERSITY
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STUDENTS
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COMMUNICATION
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LEADERSHIP
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION
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FOREIGN LANGUAGES
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SCHOOL
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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TERTIARY EDUCATION
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LABOR MARKET INFORMATION
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RETURNS TO EDUCATION
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CREATIVE THINKING
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EMPLOYEES
dc.title
Workforce Skills in the Eyes of the Employers
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dc.title.subtitle
Results of the Georgia STEP Employer Skills Survey
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dc.type
Working Paper
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Jobs
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2015-08-17
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/24919389/workforce-skills-eyes-employers-results-georgia-step-employer-skills-survey
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Social Protection and Labor
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yes
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090224b08307b143_1_0
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24919389
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98905
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/08/17/090224b08307b143/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Workforce0skil0ployer0skills0survey.pdf
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Europe and Central Asia
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Georgia
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Education :: Education For All
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Education :: Primary Education
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Access Equity in Basic Education
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Tertiary Education
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Social Protect Labor - GP (GSPDR)

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