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Newsletter November, 2020

Honduras: Employers’ organisation COHEP plays a key role towards the economic reactivation

November, 2020
  • Covid-19 in Honduras was characterized by high levels of collaboration within the employers’ community.
  • COHEP members together advocated for the reopening of businesses and successfully presented possible practical solutions, including safety protocols, gradual reopening, shifts, etc.

A private company’s vision on bridging the skills gap and favouring employability. A white paper from Adecco Group

November, 2020
  • The Adecco Group released the paper “Employability, not only employment. VET, apprenticeships and the urgent need to bridge the skills gap in a post-Covid world”
  • Vocational education training (VET) and apprenticeships are the suggested tools to close this gap.
  • Once the obstacles for their best use are defined, a coordinated approach is suggested.

Switzerland: Renewal of the collective agreement for the staffing sector

November, 2020
  • Social partners of the staffing sector agreed to renew the collective agreement on outsourcing of services (“Location de services”) valid for the entire country and signed the first time in 2012.
  • The collective agreement defines working conditions and remuneration steps, as well as training possibilities and social security conditions.
Newsletter October, 2020

Singaporean Government and social partners tasked with the creation of jobs ahead

October, 2020
  • Social partners get together to concretely support 100,000 jobseekers.
  • Identify and develop job opportunities and skills training are the goals of the tripartite National Jobs Council.
  • Job opportunities are developed through temporary assignments, attachments and traineeships.
Newsletter July, 2020

European Social Partners Framework Agreement on Digitalisation

July, 2020
  • European social partners demonstrated how to provide practical solutions to deal with the challenges related to the digital transformation in the world of work and to optimise the benefits for enterprises and workers.
  • They presented a dynamic circular process as well as solutions for different issues linked to digitalisation.
Newsletter July, 2020

Employers’ Organisations Have Access to a New Training Platform on OSH

July, 2020
  • The interactive platform allows Employers’ Organisation to acquire parts or all of the training modules to offer as a new service to their members.
  • Social dialogue is a key component of the training.
Newsletter May, 2020

Australia: Jobs Finder Programme for Connecting Employment Agencies and Job Seekers

May, 2020
  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) finalised a partnership with the State of Queensland (Australia) to connect professional recruitment and staffing agencies with job seekers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The Jobs Finder Programme rewards employment agencies that manage to place job seekers into high priority areas.

Indian Business Association and an Online Education Company Join Forces to Combat Covid-19

May, 2020
  • The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in collaboration with a private online education company (Medavarsity) and Nathealth (the health industry body), launched a free training course on Covid-19 understanding and management.

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