private employment services
Newsletter 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.
Newsletter March, 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.
- 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
Newsletter February, 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”
- 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™’.
Newsletter January, 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
- 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
- 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”.