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Newsletter April, 2021

How do Public and Private Employment Services collaborate to support Activation and Transition?

April, 2021
  • WEC published a report on partnerships between public and private employment services
  • The report shows that much collaboration is present in countries with a mature and professional private employment industry
  • The key opportunities identified to level up these partnerships are increased functioning of labour markets and increased access to talent for employers
  • The urgency of these collaborations is underscored by the increased need to support people in making more labour market transition over the course of their lives.

Post pandemic working arrangements, productivity increase and remote work potential analysed by McKinsey & Company

April, 2021
  • Recent research shows how post pandemic organisation of work may respond to employees preferred working arrangements and how this affects productivity
  • The hybrid model of both remote and office work emerged as the desired work arrangement
  • Only certain occupations and tasks are able to be conducted in this way. Important differences among countries are showcased.

Italy adopts a compulsory vaccination approach for care personnel

April, 2021
  • Violation of this law entails the transfer to another type of work or, if this is not possible, the suspension from tasks or duties that involve interpersonal contacts and the risk to spread the virus.

Uruguay adopts a law on working time during vaccination

April, 2021
  • Employees that get Covid-19 vaccination have a justified leave of 4 hours from work

Company level social dialogue in times of restructuring: news from Belgium

April, 2021
  • Social partners recently confirmed the joint recommendations signed in December 2019 on collective dismissals and agreed to assess their content again within three years
  • The Government communicated its desire to evaluate an improvement of the entire system, thus overriding the social dialogue outcome.

Italian tripartite agreement on a company vaccination plan

April, 2021
  • On 6 April 2021 Italian social partners and the government signed an agreement on a company vaccination plan.
  • It is the first tripartite agreement of this type.

International migration and innovative start-ups: the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge

April, 2021
  • At the end of the GFMD 2021 Summit, the winner of the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge was proclaimed: it is the tech start-up DignifAI, providing concrete support to the employment of migrant population in the Colombian-Venezuelan and Brazilian-Venezuelan borders.
  • A new migration challenge for 2022 was just launched
Newsletter March, 2021

Voluntary vaccination and employers’ responsibilities in Canada

March, 2021
  • Mandatory vaccination policies continue to be a heavily debated topic amongst Canadian employers

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