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Newsletter April, 2021

Skills strategies for a sustainable world of work: a joint publication WBCSD and GAN

April, 2021
  • The publication looked into questions such as “What is the risk of not addressing skills mismatches?”, “How to prepare a corporate skills strategy?”
  • The 16 case studies are key to understand the business case for upskilling

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.

Swedish government releases its strategy on a “good working environment”

April, 2021
  • The strategy aims at having a sustainable working life, together with safety at work and respect for laws.
  • It echoes the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work.

Career guidance to fill the skills gaps

April, 2021
  • Following an OECD report from January 2021, private employment agencies’ managers and employment experts recall the importance of career guidance.
  • Career guidance must gain visibility but also be improved through subsidies and more effective services.
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
Newsletter February, 2021

Costa Rican Employers’ Association presents proposals for the economic recovery

February, 2021
  • The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) promotes the economic recovery
  • UCCAEP advocates for the approval of the loan from the IMF, to be accompanied by measures that allow for economic recovery, support for the private sector, job creation and a reduction of informality levels

Ireland implements the National Remote Work Strategy: policy and practical application

February, 2021
  • On 15 January 2021, the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment published its National Remote Work Strategy, called ‘Making Remote Work’.
  • The strategy aims at ensuring that “remote working is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace in a way that maximises economic, social and environmental benefits”.

IOE and WEC propose the road to a sustainable recovery for employment and decent work

February, 2021
  • Based on four drivers (informality, private sector growth, creating opportunities and digital transformation), the report puts forward a series of policy recommendations for sustained job recovery

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