Skills provide a new way of looking at a community, adding more context and nuance for better decision making. Over the next few weeks we’re examining the basics of how skills data provides new insights into a region’s labor market. To kick things off, we’re looking at how skills provide a new understanding of a job.
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Location quotient (LQ) is a way of discovering the industries or occupations that are truly unique and specialized in your regional economy as compared to the nation. It can be used to identify industrial or occupational gems that can be nurtured to drive the success of your economy.
Today, colleges and universities can access an unprecedented amount of information about the jobs learners want and the skills employers need. But applying this data effectively requires a clear vision for the why, how, and what of labor market analytics in higher education. To help provide this vision, Emsi hosted a webinar led by chief innovation officer Rob Sentz. Rob shared how institutions can and should use data about the economy and their alumni to improve their value and relevance in 2020 and beyond. Check out the recap to see a recording of the webinar and links to relevant research!
API stands for “application programming interface.” Unless you work in IT, that may sound like gibberish, but it could be exactly the solution you’re looking for. That’s because APIs are a powerful, flexible way to get relevant data to your stakeholders at the point of decision. To help explain this concept, we sat down with Gresham Schlect, Emsi’s executive vice president for application development. Check out this video interview to learn more!
John Whitaker, VP of talent acquisition at DentalOne Partners, knows better than anyone how competitive the dental industry is right now. So when he started recruiting for dental hygienist positions in Denver, he knew he’d need credible data. Learn how John used Emsi’s talent analytics and compensation data to fill 75% of his open positions.
Emsi’s mission is to use labor market data to connect people, education, and employers. We strive to continuously innovate and improve how we help organizations create data-informed solutions. Check out our new company video to learn more about Emsi and our vision.