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EmployID is a research project aiming at supporting public employment services and their employees in adapting to the changes to their world of work by facilitating the development of their professional identities.

Peer Coaching Procedure – the most important if you want to do peer coaching

Peer Coaching Procedure – most important to do peer coaching In this video the EmployID peer coaching concept is explained by Carmen Wolf (KIT) in short to get an idea about how the process runs and what it is necessary to do in which role. The video is for information only and does not replace training to become a peer coaching practitioner. If you are interested in peer coaching training please contact us at: coaching[at]




EmployID @ joint JTEL and EMMA summer school in Ischia, Italy

This year’s Joint Technology-Enhanced Learning (JTEL) European Summer School was organized together with Federica Web Learning and the EMMA project (European Multiple MOOC Aggregator) which are both from Università di Napoli Federico ii. The EmployID members, Carmen Wolf from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Oliver Blunk from Ruhr-University of Bochum (RUB) attended in a double-role as PhD candidates and workshop leaders. Graham Attwell and Artemis Travlou from Pontydysgu joined the summer school to lead a workshop on Labour Market information and to exchange research results and ideas around that Learning Analytics and MOOCs.

The main topics of the summer school were MOOCs, Learning Analytics, open data, inquiry based  learning and improving scientific work through workshops on paper writing, reviewing, networking (with social media), presenting or pitching a thesis and project acquisition. It was a very good combination between current research dissemination and soft-skills empowerment for young researchers.

Emotional Awareness - another core skill for the EmployID Coaching and Facilitation Framework

Becoming emotional aware (of your actual emotional state) is a core skill if you want to "own" the ability to select your mental focus you prefer to use when moving towards achieving an objective, communicating your message, driving a group towards an ambitious goal, etc. In this video Pablo Franzo shares the steps to achieve such emotional awareness. 





Principles for Powerful Questioning - a core skill for the EmployID Coaching and Facilitation Framework

Poweful Questions are a core skill for identifying useful aspects that would enable groups or individuals to certanty over what to do to enhane a situation, move forward into an objective, etc. On this video Pablo Franzolini explains its main principles so you can start using Powerful Questions in minutes. 





Predicting mid and long term skills needs in the UK

Labour Market Information (LMI)  is not perhaps the most popular subject to talk about. But with the advent of open and linked data, LMI  is increasingly being open up to wider audiences and has considerable potential for helping people choose and plan future careers and plan education programmes, as well as for use in research, exploring future skills needs and for social and economic planning.

This is a video version of a presentation by Graham Attwell at the Slovenian ZRSZ Analytical Office conference on “Short-term Skills Anticipations and Mismatch in the Labour Market. Graham Attwell examines ongoing work on mid and long term skills anticipation in the UK. He will bases on work being undertaken by the [ Read more on the Pontydysgu blog ]

What is Workplace Learning Analytics and SoLAR event

The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) has launched The Learning Analytics Summer Institute - a strategic event, co-organized by SoLAR and host institutions and by a global network of LASI-Locals who are running their own institutes.

As a modest contribution to this event the EmployID project  has produced a video on Workplace Learning Analytics. The general idea is to use Learning Analytics to to support Public Employment Services (PES) staff to develop competences that address the need for integration and activation of job seekers in fast changing labour markets. Learning Analytics has potential to  supports the learning process of PES practitioners and managers in their professional identity development including through advanced coaching, reflection, networking and learning support services as well as MOOCs

Mutual learning visit of EmployID to Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish PES)

EmployID members Carmen Wolf from KIT and Andreas Schmidt from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences had the opportunity of meeting key representatives of the Swedish Public Employment Service in Stockholm on June 2, 2015 for mutual exchange and learning on current developments. Mr. Jorge Manco, Strategist of Employment Services at the Swedish PES and Ms. Ana-Lena Larsson, Operation Coordinator International Affairs were kindly welcoming EmployID for a fruitful day of presentations and discussions. 

After presenting EmployID’s main objectives, the challenge of re-learning (or: “un-learning”) was discussed concerning forgetting about old identity elements and be supported by digital tools “to look at the world in a new way”. This is closely related to EmployID focal topic on supporting professional identity transformation as leaving behind old behaviours often requires a transformation process. 

EmployID multipliers workshop on peer coaching and e-coaching at ZRSZ (PES Slovenia)

On Friday, 29th of May 2015 the first multipliers workshop on peer coaching and e-coaching (online-coaching) was presented by Pablo Franzolini (ENZYME) and Carmen Wolf (KIT) to the participants of the Training Center at the ZRSZ (PES Slovenia) in Ljubljana. This was organized by EmployID members Urša Dolinar (ZRSZ), Barbara Gogala (ZSRZ), Sebastijan Primc (ZRSZ), and Gordana Kamnik (ZRSZ), Head of the Training Center. The workshop was a great opportunity for the EmployID project to gather feedback on the peer-coaching concept and to start the process of the peer-coaching concept integration into a PES organization.

After finding out, what participants expect from the workshop, there was a brief introduction into coaching- Next, the EmployID peer coaching core skills (emotional awareness, active listening, powerful questioning, powerful feedback (mirroring)) were explained and paired with exercises, practical examples, and experience reports. Peer coaching was defined and characteristics of this specific coaching setting were elucidated. The EmployID peer coaching concept was tried out on the spot in a small learning groups. A fruitful discussion on how to do coaching online and how to proceed with the cooperation followed the trail.