Agoria: Be The Change Shaping the future of work

4 objectives for a sustainable labour market Read the summary of the study

1 Upgrading-van-de-skills-van-alle-medewerkers

Upgrading the skills of all employees

Strategy

The digitalisation and economic dynamics will have an impact on the content of almost all jobs at all levels. The average required level of digital competencies is increasing everywhere. Ook het gewenste niveau van algemene vaardigheden komt hoger te liggen.

Action domain
  • Proactively upgrade the digital and accompanying skills of 4.5 million workers.
2 Omscholing-van-werkenden-en-werklozen

Retraining workers and the unemployed

Strategy

310 000 (working and unemployed) people must be retrained by 2030 to ensure they have sustainable jobs. Some people (150,000) will need moderate retraining that takes two to six months. Others (160,000) require intensive retraining during six to eighteen months.

Action domain
  • Targeted communications on opportunities on the labour market.
  • Develop professional retraining programmes for the unemployed.
  • Launch retraining programmes for job profiles that are at risk.
  • Facilitate travel between regions.
  • Increase labour market flexibility and implement changes to the social security system to make it easier for people to switch to a sustainable job.
3 Activering

Employment activation

Strategy

584,000 vacancies will not be filled in 2030 if we fail to implement the necessary measures. To meet this high demand for workers, people will need to be activated as much as possible. The Shaping the Future of Work analysis indicates that 268,000 vacancies will be filled through activation. In Shaping the Future of Work, Agoria proposes various activation measures.

Action domain
I

Activating the unemployed to fill 193,000 vacancies

  • Increase the financial difference of people working and not working.
  • Increase the financial difference of people working and not working.
  • Increase the employability of unskilled workers through technology.
  • Improve access to employment for people with an immigration background.
  • Adjust the working conditions of workers over 55 and make their pay less dependent on seniority and more dependent on their market value.
  • Accelerate the phasing.
II

Fuelling economic migration to fill 29 000 vacancies

  • Attract economic immigrants specifically for high-demand jobs.
III

Working more and/or working longer to fill 15,000 vacancies

  • Offer incentives to work more and/or work longer.
  • Encourage taking on specific roles, such as coaching/ training at the end of a career.
IV

Ensuring that study programmes and students’ choices are more in line with labour demand to fill 31,000 vacancies

  • Inform students better on labour market evolution.
  • Introduce financial and other mechanisms to encourage young people to choose courses that are geared towards the future.
  • Increase the budget for STEM study programmes.
  • Give digital and related skills a more prominent place in all study programmes.
  • Increase the financial difference of people working and not working.
  • Increase the financial difference of people working and not working.
  • Increase the employability of unskilled workers through technology.
  • Improve access to employment for people with an immigration background.
  • Adjust the working conditions of workers over 55 and make their pay less dependent on seniority and more dependent on their market value.
  • Accelerate the phasing.
  • Attract economic immigrants specifically for high-demand jobs.
  • Offer incentives to work more and/or work longer.
  • Encourage taking on specific roles, such as coaching/ training at the end of a career.
  • Inform students better on labour market evolution.
  • Introduce financial and other mechanisms to encourage young people to choose courses that are geared towards the future.
  • Increase the budget for STEM study programmes.
  • Give digital and related skills a more prominent place in all study programmes.
4 Productiviteit-verhogen

Increasing productivity

Strategy

Increasing productivity removes the demand for 208,000 extra jobs

Action domain
  • Reduce labour demand through accelerated digitalisation, particularly in education, healthcare and service sectors.
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