This indicator shows the percentage of adult employees who report that they have higher skills that required to perform their current job (over-skilled workers). It is a matter of concern for public policy and enterprises as over-skilled individuals are more likely to be dissatisfied and have lower productivity in their jobs. Individuals who occupy jobs that do not fully utilise their skills are also less likely to experience continued skill development. As the indicator is based on the subjective opinion of employees, some people may overestimate the extent to which their skills are higher than needed by their jobs. Moreover, not all over-skilled individuals’ skills may be needed to carry out their daily tasks, while they may still need to continue developing their skills within their jobs over time.
The graphs on the right show the percentage of skills under-utilisation across various groups of workers (e.g. by sectors, occupations, age-groups etc.). All possible breakdowns are presented in these graphs. No further filtering of the data is allowed due to the small number of the survey sample.