This indicator shows the percentage of adult employees who report that their skills were lower than what was required by their job at the time of hiring. Although newly hired employees will possess the necessary (formal) qualifications for recruitment, they will have lower skills than needed due to lack of firm-specific and on-the-job skills. Labour market inactivity and changing skill needs may have also make some of their knowledge acquired in education and training obsolete. High levels of under-skilling at the time of entry into a new job are more common among graduates who make their first transition to the labour market or individuals returning back to (high-skill) jobs after spells of unemployment or inactivity. Most individuals who are under-skilled at the beginning of their jobs adjust and upgrade their skills as a result of continuing vocational training and on-the-job learning.
The graphs on the right show the percentage of under-skilling at hiring 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.
Proportion of adult employees who at the time of hiring were under-skilled.
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