Though managing talent is one of the main priorities for SMEs, mainly in small enterprises, these often do not incorporate HR departments, as well as the experience and expertise to perform an overall HR management process. This is even more noticeable in smallest enterprises, where the HR manager commonly coincides with the entrepreneur.
Project idea starts from the idea that, in the current economic scenario, companies are facing an increasing challenge in recruiting people with the adequate skills related to business.
Surprisingly, even companies working in the highest innovative fields – ICT and Green Economy – are facing the same challenge; nevertheless, these sectors are still expanding and fostering occupational chances in the future. Hence, managing skills becomes a crucial asset for the growth of these businesses.
With this in view, NeMESI has been conceived to face these challenges through promoting policy learning and transfer processes across Europe in the following areas:
- Identification of skill needs through effective collaboration between sectors;
- Improvement of the matching of skill supply and demand for the benefit of SMEs in the ICT sector and in the green economy.
Such processes encompass quality and effectiveness improvement of regional policies through active trans-regional cooperation around Europe. Moreover they support mutual learning on innovative policy measures and practices and their transfer into other regional systems, where feasible.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
NeMESI aims to find new ways to establish dialogue and mutual learning between SMEs, policy and decision makers, training organisations, PES, and other stakeholders in identification of skills needs and skill matching for the benefit of SMEs in the digital and green economy. NeMESI achieves its aims through the following objectives:
- Promoting bottom-up development of concepts (processes and structure) of cross sectorial engagement in skills needs identification and skills matching;
- Investigating current processes and structures of stakeholders cooperation in the and the role of different actors;
- Developing stakeholder engagement programs both at national and European levels,
- Stimulating the adoption of concrete initiatives of stakeholder cooperation in skills needs identification and skills matching in the digital and green economy;
- Improving the methodology implemented in the project through its evaluation in relation to its objectives and expected impacts;
- Keeping the target audience and wider audience informed regarding the advances of the project by continuously disseminating relevant information using various communication tools and channels, included social media.
Project objectives will be achieved through a participatory action driven research worked out by project partners, the organization of four national workshops based on the EAWS methodology (http://cordis.europa.eu/easw/home.html), four European workshops, an open space conference, a steady dissemination activity and a social media campaign on LinkedIn, the most important social network for professionals.
A very important innovation is the creation of an online Best Practices Database of skills matching methods and experiences, available on this website, that can be nurtured by any organization which has experienced success in overcoming skills shortage in the ICT and Green Economy sectors. Participation will be also solicited through a call for papers.
SMEs in the mentioned economic fields will also benefit of an e-guide covering the main topics of the skills needs identification, skills matching policies and competence development methods and practices.