Skills needed by employers

The EIIL is participating in the Erasmus Jobs project, an Erasmus+ KA2 project, supported by the European Commission to bridge the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation.  In the framework of this project, the EIIL carried out a qualitative survey amongst employers to identify transversal skills most sought after by employers and map them against…

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The Challenges and Benefits of Online Education

Last October, from the 28th to the 30th, EIIL’s Ent-Ex – The Entrepreneurial Experience, our programme for young leaders, took place a bit different than usual. Whereas the educational event for young innovators of any background or discipline normally takes place in real life in four different cities (Cologne, Barcelona, The Hague, Milan), this year…

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3. Leadership Skills in Lockdown – Tending

“You need to provide your teams with the confidence that they can handle this, that the business will get through the crisis intact. Even if you don’t feel it, you need to project confidence and certainty.”  In the uncertainty of [the first] lockdown, the foremost skill identified was the ability to acknowledge but to calm…

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2. Leadership Skills in Lockdown – Tasking and Trusting

“You can’t just call them into your office for a kick-off. You now need to form, brief, motivate, set targets, monitor and performance-manage your remote teams, maybe without ever having met them in person”. Our leaders recognised that, for their own direct reports, long periods without meeting one another face to face was normal. They…

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1. Leadership Challenges in Lock-down

‘What are the main challenges senior leaders face during the pandemic, what leadership skills have they developed to address these, and which skills do they think future leaders will need if this becomes the new normal?’  This was the task which faced participants in a unique online workshop in mid-July this year.  Six weeks earlier…

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How to deal with the problem of “not sexy”

At this year’s ART in Industry consortium, EIIL members and industry association representatives met to discuss the topic of attracting and retaining talent in industry. One of the issues raised was the age-old problem of image. Industry in the wider media is seen as useful, certainly. It is innovative for the most part, and it…

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Sustainability in Our Industry – Can ‘being part of the solution’ attract Talent?

What does Sustainable mean for our industry, and how can ‘being part of the solution’ help attract top talent into a career in industry? This series of interactive conferences is for leaders of industry, local and non-governmental organisations, associations and students. Speakers will present successful projects and initiatives in their companies to reduce climate change…

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