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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

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 February, 2021

Federation of Egyptian Industries provides services to support SMEs and society

February, 2021
  • The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) launched new services for improving digital skills of SMEs
  • It also started offering support to companies willing to participate in the rehabilitation of Egyptian villages

IOE calls for leveraging digital opportunities

February, 2021
  • IOE responds to the recently published ILO World Employment and Social Outlook Report by underlying that digital platforms are important contributors to fostering innovation, reducing unemployment and alleviating poverty.
  • This and other topics will be the subject of a Discussion Forum on 11 March 2021
Newsletter December, 2020

The role of HR Services: how to mind the gap

December, 2020
  • Focus on the role of private employment services and the private sector facing the trends of the “future of work”.
  • Proposals to ensure that the social impact of these trends meets innovation.

French social partners sign a new interprofessional agreement on telework

December, 2020
  • On 26 November 2020, French social partners concluded a national interprofessional agreement on telework, that provides a framework clarifying the rules and modalities of remote working.
  • The text encourages social dialogue at the company and sectoral levels.
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.

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