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Newsletter September, 2020

Germany legislation on funds for training during the short-time work scheme duration

September, 2020
  • A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of  the short time work scheme. 
Newsletter August, 2020

Eurofound policy brief on employees’ involvement in decision making: key insights for employers

August, 2020
  • Eurofound recently published a policy brief on “How does employees’ involvement in decision-making benefit organisations?”.
  • The higher is the employees’ involvement the best companies are benefited.
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

France: upskilling of agency workers agreed by the sectoral social partners

July, 2020
  • Social partners put in place a system supporting  the employability of agency workers

The Netherlands: a Bipartite Fund Increases Employability of Agencies’ Workers through a Voucher of 500 Euros for Training

July, 2020
  • Vouchers can be used for training on the job, or on-boarding at a client or at a regular employer.
  • So far 595 agency workers used the voucher to upscale their workers and fill vacancies of sectors in higher need. 
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.

Temporary Agency Work Industry: Joint Recommendations from the European Sectoral Social Partners

May, 2020
  • WEC-Europe and Uni-Europe published joint recommendations for the temporary agency work industry to mitigate the impact of the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
  • This joint effort is addressed to employment agencies and their user undertakings, as well as governments and policymakers.

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