Published on 31st October 2023
With each passing day the green transition is moving at breakneck speed from theory to fruition, rocking traditional sectors and opening doors to new opportunities. At the heart of making the transition a reality, the need for green skilled labour only grows.
To highlight where those green skills are needed, how they are developed, and how many people will be needed to make the transition a success, the World Employment Confederation is featuring the insights of the OECD and LinkedIn for the latest WEConversations session of the year.
Join us on Wednesday, 13 December, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CET to hear from Glenda Quintini, senior economist and head of the Skills Team at the OECD, and Adam Hawkins, Head of Search & Staffing at LinkedIn, to learn their unique perspectives on green skills and the green transition.
Glenda Quintini is a senior economist at OECD and the head of the Skills Team. She oversees the analysis of how skill needs are changing in the labour market and the research into effective policy responses, particularly in the area of adult learning and on-the-job training. Under Glenda’s supervision, the team provides advice and technical assistance to countries on their skills-related policies, carries out comparative analysis, covering both OECD and developing countries, and contributes to the development and analysis of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the accompanying employer module on skill gaps.
Over the years, Glenda has devoted a lot of attention to issues of skills mismatch, skills use at work, work-based learning and automation. Glenda holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford.
In 2019, after 20 years of working in the recruitment industry, Adam Hawkins jumped from being a client to joining LinkedIn. Now, his days are spent partnering with recruitment and total talent solutions businesses to help further their success and raise the profile of the industry. His career has been spent in executive roles across the recruitment spectrum: advising on strategy, sitting on company boards, and heading up teams of all shapes and sizes. Adam’s role at LinkedIn is the culmination of that experience. LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce which is perfectly aligned to the value created by the recruitment sector.
Adam’s insight gained over the past two decades is utilised to upskill his team and evolve their relationships with clients. In his London role, he is working to create value and opportunity that benefits the sector as a whole through mentorship, consultation and maintaining an open dialogue about the industry and where we are headed next.
WEConversations #4 | Rise of the Green Collars: How the Green Revolution Impacts Skills
Dates: 2023-12-13 11:30:00 - 12:30