Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Measure for measure: towards a measurement and evaluation framework for skills utilisation policy in the UK

an article by Jonathan Payne (ESRC centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK) published in Journal of Education and Work Volume 26 Number 2 (April 2013)


Policy makers throughout the developed world have long insisted that skills are central to economic and social success.

However, there is a growing recognition that if skills are to deliver on this agenda, they have to be utilised in the workplace.

In the UK, skills utilisation is gaining prominence as an issue, particularly in Scotland. If such policies are to function effectively, knowing what skills utilisation is, and how to measure its presence, is vital as is the ability to evaluate specific policy interventions.

The article offers some initial reflections on the construction of a measurement and evaluation framework.

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