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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.

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

Italy: a regional government introduces measures to support jobseekers

March, 2021
  • Jobseekers in the Italian Region Veneto are supported with an allowance of a maximum amount of EUR 5.796
  • So far the measure has supported 52,775 unemployed persons
  • It is a form of successful collaboration between public and private employment services

Dutch Courts ruled on the classification of platform workers and government advisory group view

March, 2021
  • The classification of platform workers is unclear in the Netherlands, despite recent Court decisions and a report from the Labour Inspectorate
  • Recently, an advisory bipartite Committee highlighted the “need for a political and policy response in the short term to this discussion”
Newsletter February, 2021

WEC Blockchain taskforce to facilitate workforce matching

February, 2021
  • The taskforce was launched at the end of 2019 to explore the potential of blockchain solutions to the private employment services industry.
  • At the end of 2020 it joined the Velocity Network Foundation, a consortium that seeks to use blockchain technology to build an ‘Internet of Careers™’.

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
Newsletter January, 2021

The best and worst of Covid-19 responses, Adecco analysis of 20 countries

January, 2021
  • The paper provides a comparison of policy responses based on macroeconomic and pandemic indicators
  • This is a useful tool for policy action and advocacy purposes
  • 20 countries and their responses by October 2020 were examined

Mapping on new forms of work in the countries of the European Union and Norway

January, 2021
  • Eurofound research highlighted and measured 9 new forms of work
  • It proposed policymakers to focus on “balancing flexibility with the retention of employment standards and workers’ protection”.

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