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PES career transition management

As emphasised in the PES 2020 Strategy, in today’s more fluid labour markets, PES have an increasing role to play in assisting jobseekers in managing several transitions during their working lives. They are also assisting job changers in realising their career ambitions and dealing with different shifts in their career.

Career transition management is based on the principle of empowerment and involves equipping jobseekers and job changers with the knowledge and skills to make informed career transitions and take control of their career paths. This can be supported through skills profiling and various off- and online tools. Bridging career transitions also involves employers who may need support in preparing skills-based and ‘attractive’ vacancies and developing human resource measures.

In some countries, PES offer a one-stop-shop for careers counselling and guidance to individuals at all different stages of their career. In others, they cooperate with other organisations to deliver these services, e.g. organisations in the education and training field and career guidance specialists.

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Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: PES Approaches for Sustainable Activation of Low Skilled Adults and Youths Work-first or Train-first 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: The role of Public Employment Services in extending working lives 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: The role of Public Employment Services in youth integration 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Dialogue conference: Thematic paper: Profiling systems for effective labour market integration 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Dialogue conference: Toolkit: Activation and integration: working with individual action plans 2012 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2011: Good practice and lessons learnt from one year PES to PES Dialogue 2011 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2012: Results from the second year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2012 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2014: Results from the fourth year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit on Sustainable Activation of NEETs (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Peer review: Toolkit: PES approaches for sustainable integration of long-term unemployed 2014 Bulgaria
EN Click to view record Follow-up study visit report: PES approaches and measures for low-skilled young people 2011 Netherlands
EN Click to view record Follow-up study visit report: PES approaches to low-skilled adults and young people 2013 Norway
EN Click to view record Peer review - Thematic paper: Youth guarantees: PES approaches and measures for low skilled young people 2011 Austria
EN Click to view record Peer review - Toolkit: PES and older workers 2013 Germany
EN Click to view record Peer review - Toolkit: PES approaches to low-skilled adults and young people: Work-first or train-first 2013 Lithuania
EN Click to view record PES Network: Meeting the Challenge of Europe’s Aging Workforce - The Public Employment Service Response 2011 EU
EN Click to view record PES network: The Case for Skills 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Bottleneck vacancies 2015 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Annual Report of the European Network of Public Employment Services - June 2014-June 2015 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Building Career Guidance and Lifelong Learning 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report : Implementation of the Youth Guarantee – Challenges and Success Factors (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record PES practices for the outreach and activation of NEETs 2015 EU