3.3 Skills forecasting
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The Survey on Employers is an annual assessment conducted by the Croatian Employment Service (CES) in collaboration with the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, and Croatian Employers' Association. It aims to understand employers’ labour force requirements for specific occupations, contributing to more effective labour market performance and aligning the supply and demand for labour in Croatia.
The Survey on Employers questionnaire is supplemented by the Survey on the Occupational Standard, conducted by the CES with the support of The Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy. The survey is carried out using an online survey platform and asks employers and experts to provide information on:
- key jobs required for a specific profession in a particular organisation
- the knowledge and skills required to perform key tasks
- the required proficiency level for key competences for lifelong learning, generic skills, and psychomotor skills
- the required education for employment in the profession, as well as the characteristics of the workplace and the organisation
Currently, there is no assessment of either the Quality Assurance System of the Survey of Employers or the Survey on the Occupational Standard.
The findings from the Survey on Employers and the Survey on the Occupational Standard are used in developing the Recommendations for Education Enrolment Policy and Scholarship Policy 2023. Additionally, they contribute to the identification of occupational standards within the Croatian Qualification Framework. Croatia implemented the Strategy for Lifelong Learning Career Guidance in the Republic of Croatia 2016 – 2020; however, as of now, a new strategy has not been adopted.
The results from these surveys were not utilised in organising non-formal or informal learning at the time of writing this report.