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Jisc Innovation Lab

by Graham Attwell - January 8, 2018

The UK JISC organisation which supports universities in the development and use of new technologies has also initiated an innovation Laboratory working with data. They are investigating how the huge and diverse sources of data that are now available be better used to address and inform key policy decisions in education and training, in ways that meet both the requirements of national and regional agencies and also the local nuances and concerns of colleges serving immediate communities (Footring, 2017). The Jisc College Analytics Lab[1] digital modelling environment provides a means

What is replacement demand?

by Sally-Anne Barnes - May 17, 2017

Ever wondered what replacement demand is and why you need to know about it ? Replacement demand is an important part of determining what employment opportunities there may be in the labour market. For those working in careers and the education sector knowing about replacement demand and understanding what opportunities may be available in the future helps with career planning. The recent careers speech by the Robert Halfon, the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, spoke about the important of meeting the needs of a skills economy: “We need people of all

How is careers labour market information and intelligence being used and making an impact across the world?

by Sally-Anne Barnes - May 5, 2017

It is widely accepted that careers labour market information and intelligence is central to the delivery of good careers guidance practice. With more data becoming available and advances in technology, it is possible to create linkages between data to provide more powerful careers information. How careers information and intelligence is made available, linked and used varies greatly by country, but there are interesting international examples available from which to learn. These examples and the evidence of their impact was discussed at a recent symposium organised by the Social Research and

Understanding pay data and how to use the change in pay indicator?

by Sally-Anne Barnes - April 25, 2017

Through LMI for All you are able to access detailed pay data by SOC2010 4-digit occupational categories. Similar to other data in LMI for All, pay data are also available for a number of other dimensions: highest qualification held; industry; countries and English regions in the UK; gender; employment status; and age. Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is

Careerometer – updated LMI for All widget

by Sally-Anne Barnes - February 6, 2017

LMI for All has released version two of its popular Careerometer widget. Version one, which was released a year ago, makes it simple to embed a widget in any web site. The first version gave access to pay rates in different jobs The new version provides extra information. As well as providing hourly, weekly and annual pay figures, for each occupation the widget gives details of present numbers employed in the UK and projected future growth or reduction in numbers employed. It also provides prediction of replacement demand – an

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