Published on 29th June 2023
Lightcast is the world’s leading authority on job skills, workforce talent, and labour market dynamics, providing expertise that empowers businesses, education providers, and governments to find the skills and talent they need and enables workers to unlock new career opportunities.
With engineers and data specialists continually collecting and analysing data from thousands of job boards, company websites, online resumes, employee profiles, and traditional government sources, the company produces the most comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the labour market available.
“We share WEC’s commitment to improving labour market outcomes. Becoming an Affiliate Partner of the World Employment Confederation means becoming a part of ‘the’ global association representing the HR Services industry and being able to join discussions on key labour market topics,” says Marco Tucci who is in charge of Business Development & Partnerships at Lightcast. “We believe that our data and insights can greatly support the work WEC is doing and benefit its advocacy efforts and its thought-leadership on understanding skills as the building blocks of work.”
Across the globe, organisations are using Lightcast data to better understand the labour markets in which they operate, so that they can make more informed decisions. Through the partnership with Lightcast, WEC members will gain additional insights on the state of global and local labour markets and on key labour market topics (e.g. digital and AI). This data-driven approach will fuel WEC’s advocacy on the future of work and support its evidence-based attitude towards policymaking.
Lightcast market research, analytical software, and data expertise is used by companies across the globe to better understand their own workforce and identify skilled and diverse talent for future growth. The company also guides colleges and universities in connecting their programmes to the needs of the local labour market and advises government entities in creating more effective programs for economic prosperity.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and Moscow, Idaho, Lightcast is active in more than 30 countries and has offices in the United Kingdom, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, and India. The company is backed by global private equity leader KKR.
Affiliate Partnership is an offering proposed by the World Employment Confederation to vendors and suppliers relevant to the HR services industry who align with the confederation’s principles and can contribute to its global community of national federations and workforce solutions companies.