The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has published a series of reports focusing on human capital and the challenge that policymakers and employers face of ensuring that workers have the skills and abilities to find productive employment and contribute to growth, innovation, and competitiveness in a constantly changing labor market.Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and detail the tools policymakers have at their disposal to craft a successful skills development strategy (including language and workforce training, reforms to public employment services and training programs, and employer engagement).www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic.
This series from MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration concludes today with publication of a statement that outlines the Council’s views on how governments can design strategies that maximize their countries’ human-capital resources.
Written by MPI President and Council Convenor Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Maximizing Human Capital in a Rapidly Evolving Economic Landscape stresses that remaining competitive rests, first and foremost, in developing and fully utilizing the skills of those already within the country. The earlier reports in the series assess workforce development systems in
For more on the Transatlantic Council on Migration and its work, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic.
[Source: Migration Policy Institute]
Greening Human Capital
A two-day International Conference on Developing Human Capital for Sustainable Economies will be held from May 27th to 28th, 2010 in the “green” city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together academia, economists, business executives, corporate advisors, policy makers, representatives of international development agencies, sustainable development practitioners, environmental management experts, business analysts and other stakeholders to discuss key emerging issues including: global warming and the emergence of the green economy; how is the transformation from high to low carbon and sustainable economy impacting human capital management; and effective initiatives needed to develop and manage human capital for the next economy – the green economy.
Further to the knowledge sharing on greening human capital; the upcoming event also provides an excellent networking opportunity with members of international agencies, governmental and non-governmental institutions, academia, economists, senior corporate and human capital executives, sustainable development practitioners, business management experts and other stakeholders in Europe and beyond. An excursion (optional) on Saturday the 29th of May, 2010 is planned which will also provide an additional networking opportunity to get to know each other in an informal environment.
You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/ or nominate the member(s) of your institution.
For further information, please see the event details: