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.
Adam Hawkins is Head of Search & Staffing at LinkedIn for EMEA & LATAM. With over two decades of recruitment industry experience, he is a trusted advisor to leading recruitment firms across the globe. His team partners daily with the recruitment sector to arm them with unique solutions and insight trends from LinkedIn’s more than a billion global members, to help them find the best talent for their clients. With recruiters playing an integral role in powering businesses and the economy, his team is proud to partner and help connect people to opportunity.
Prior to LinkedIn, Adam spent 18 years at The Adecco Group in numerous executive leadership and board member roles. He has worked and lived abroad for 10 years where he gained unique exposure many global staffing markets and managed a multitude of differing business.
Passionate and active across the industry, advising numerous HR technology start-ups, mentoring talent from under-represented groups and non-for profits. He has a tremendous amount of pride and responsibility to contribute and help shape the evolution of the industry. His experience working both agency and trusted partner side for LinkedIn is why he is excited to put forward his nomination to represent the unified voice of trusted partners.
WEConversations #4 | Rise of the Green Collars: How the Green Revolution Impacts Skills
Dates: 2023-12-13 11:30:00 - 12:30