In a context of dynamic and complex labor markets, functional job matching services on current and future skill needs are of paramount importance. These services include web-based and print-media job information and matching; recruitment, human resources and ‘head hunting’ services; career counselling and coaching and other related services.
The analysis of the EYE project showed that the underlying cause for the under-performance of the system was lack of support to job matching service providers for positioning, profiling and marketing through the development of demand based and value adding services. Services were constrained by a lack of quality providers, including market awareness, sustainable business models and marketing strategies. Improvement in these areas would increase awareness of the benefits of job matching services to young job seekers (their needs and behavior) and to private employers (meeting skills and types of work).