In the midst of a globalised world, Europe is shaking off its old ‘manufacturing industry’ and is moving fast towards a value-added services and project-based economy. This obviously has a fundamental impact on the mechanics of the employment and the nascent ‘employability market’.
Companies are now forced to continuously adapt their business processes to new and agile market conditions. Educational systems therefore are under pressure to better match their educational and training offer to the fluctuating competence needs of the industry. In such a setting the individual learner/worker is quickly becoming aware of his/her skills & competences, or the lack thereof. In this employability market, both education and the individual will need a more transparent insight in the future competence needs of the industry. Competence-based HR as well as lifelong personal career & development support will be decisive factors in Europe’s transit to this new competency- based economy.
This clearly calls for a next generation of employability process support platforms that offer the employers the flexibility to adapt their strategies to agile markets, as well as provide the employees with a lifelong competence development platform, guaranteeing work rather than job security.
Synergetics is focused on the development and improvement of state-of- the-art platforms and services that fully support flexible, transparent and interoperable employability processes.