Business Needs You

One of the most pressing problems entrepreneurs and businesses currently face in all corners of the world is skills and labor shortages. The Covid-19 pandemic, together with related border restrictions, rapid digitalization, and other tectonic shifts have greatly exacerbated this issue.
Our business constituents are taking important actions to tackle labor shortages and provide solutions for companies to attract talent and skills, and boost their productivity and well-being. But policy action is needed, and the OECD and its members can play a decisive role. Our 2022 “Business needs You” campaign outlines the business initiatives from our global constituents that show how collective action can address labor shortages and equip people with skills. It also presents recommendations the OECD and its governments can implement to promote reskilling and upskilling policies, lifelong learning, and create a better workplace environment, and attract talent and skills.