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Supporting Employability by a Skills Assessment Innovative Tool—Sustainable Transnational Insights from Employers

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Faculty of Economics and Law, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mureș, 540139 Tirgu Mures, Romania
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Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, 400084 Cluj–Napoca, Romania
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Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3360; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123360
Received: 23 May 2019 / Revised: 14 June 2019 / Accepted: 14 June 2019 / Published: 17 June 2019
Employability remains an important subject in the European and international context. This is the first qualitative and quantitative transnational research of the perception of the heterogeneous sample of employers regarding a sustainable and experimental innovative tool for the assessment of competencies to support employability. The aim of this study is an empirical examining of the employers perception from Austria, Romania and Sweden, from five different sectors of activity regarding a sustainable and innovative online tool for continuous assessment of skills to support employability. In the study, a quantitative analysis was carried out using data based on Eurostat indicators for quality of employment and a qualitative analysis using face-to-face interviews. Our results show that even if there are significant statistically differences regarding the quality of employment according to the Eurostat indicators, all these countries have a good, equally and strong perception with an innovative and sustainable tool for continuous assessment of skills to support employability. The research results fill a gap in the existing literature and offer a new and argued point of view regarding the continuous assessment of competences from the employer’s point of view from the three different countries as regarding the social, economic and political aspects. View Full-Text
Keywords: employability; transversal competences; specific competences; Austria; Romania; Sweden; sustainable and innovative tool for assessment; employers perception employability; transversal competences; specific competences; Austria; Romania; Sweden; sustainable and innovative tool for assessment; employers perception
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Gabor, M.R.; Blaga, P.; Matis, C. Supporting Employability by a Skills Assessment Innovative Tool—Sustainable Transnational Insights from Employers. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3360.

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