Labour market analysis state 2018-2025

Ecorys, in collaboration with Dialogic, conducted the Labour Market Analysis of the Central Government 2018-2025.

The study provides insight into the trends and developments of supply and demand in the internal labour market of the central government. It distinguishes between the labour market at macro level, meso level (organisational level), and micro level (job and even task level). It looks back over the period 2013-2017, looks ahead for the period 2018-2021 (medium-term) and carries out a long-term (2022-2025) reconnaissance. There is a special focus in the report on the impact of technology on the central government labour market. For specific positions and tasks, the effects of technology are mapped in relation to the (expected) increasing tightness on the labour market for the coming years. All trends and developments are also contrasted with developments in the external labour market over the same periods.

Conclusions; challenges for the State
A characteristic feature of this study is that the labour market was analysed at various hierarchical levels, functions were decomposed into tasks and corresponding competences, with a particular focus on the relationship between people and technology. This specificity points us to ensuing challenges for the state. If the challenges are approached in the right way, this can help the central government to properly match labour supply and demand. These are the following four key challenges for the central government and its labour market for the period up to 2025:

  1. Approach sustainable employability based on tasks and competences (not just jobs).
  2. Approach technology as an integral part of labour market policy
  3. Cashing in on opportunities offered by cooperation with technology in a responsible manner
  4. Optimising cooperation between different organisational layers.

1 April 2019

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Saskia Vossenberg

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