HRM and skills development – August 2022

09 September 2022

Rewarding packaging professionals: the IoPP Salary Survey Report 2022
USA packaging professional’s association IoPP published their IoPP Salary Survey Report 2022, based on a survey by 600 respondents. 88% of the respondents were USA-based, 2/3 was male, the average respondent was 51 years old and their average experience in the job was 14 years. 18% voluntarily changed jobs, up 6% from the previous year. More information can be found in an article by Packaging World. Contact NVC to view the full report.

How to learn and develop your skills in a hybrid work environment
Hybrid working has become normal for a large number of companies and employees. But how do we ensure that in this new situation employees can and continue to work optimally on their personal and professional development? A How-to Guide by Studytube helps to discover which forms of learning are the best match for today's learning and development needs. You can download the e-book (in Dutch) after filling in your details.

Qualified job shortages: focus on acquired skills, not only on previous diplomas
TNO (in Dutch) and CBS have presented the 6th edition of their study (609 kB, in Dutch) on the dynamism in the Dutch labour market. It identifies changes in the tasks and required skills of workers and the consequences these developments can have for employees and organisations. In particular, emphasis should increase on measuring and activating newly developed skills in addition to diplomas from the past.

Female and male professionals: no progress in closing the gender gap
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022 (11.94 MB) published by WEF, gender parity is not recovering. As crises are compounding, women's workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity backsliding further intensifies.

Monetising experience as a component of human capital
McKinsey has published a report entitled ‘Human capital at work: The value of experience’. According to the report, human capital represents two-thirds of wealth for the average individual and work experience contributes almost half of that value. You can download the report here (you may need to subscribe).

More newcomers on the work floor
The number of people with new jobs has increased in the past year in The Netherlands and Europe, according to CBS (in Dutch) and Eurostat. In the first quarter of 2022, there were over 1.9 million employed Dutch people who had started their new jobs less than 12 months ago. That is almost 400 thousand more than in the same quarter a year earlier. In the first quarter of 2022, an average of 4.1% in the EU had a job that started in the past three months. A year earlier, the figure was 3.6%. Within the EU, after Finland, the percentage of new entrants to the workplace in the Netherlands was the highest at 6.1. You can view the EU statistics here.

24,000 Ukrainian refugees working in the Netherlands
According to UWV (in Dutch), on 15 July 2022, around 24,000 Ukrainian were working in The Netherlands. This is around 1/3 of the total at that moment as published by the government (in Dutch). About half of the people started working in a sector where there is a shortage of personnel. Employers in The Netherlands are not required to apply for a work permit for Ukrainian refugees. However, they must report if they employ a refugee. In this way, the authorities hope to identify and reduce the risk of exploitation.

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