Private Sector Contribution 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.
- 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
- 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.
Newsletter February, 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.
- 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
- 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 December, 2020
- The largest free-trade area in the world was launched on January 2021 after only 5 years from the beginning of negotiations
- The agreement is expected to favour investments, decrease poverty and increase jobs
Newsletter November, 2020
- Covid-19 pushed Singaporeans to play a role during the peak of the pandemic, from showing their appreciation for workers on the frontline to volunteering in support of the vulnerable persons of the society.
- Singapore United was launched by the Singaporean Government to allow everyone to give their support in a coordinate manner.
Newsletter October, 2020
- JobCenter consultants support, coach and train dismissed employees during their job search.
Newsletter July, 2020
- The Covid-19 Response Fund is backed by a coalition of African companies.
- Its objective is to procure medical supplies as well as support to vulnerable population and health workers.
- The company participates in the digitalisation of SMEs and provide some advanced payment to its small and medium size suppliers
Newsletter July, 2020
- Mastercard commits USD 250 million for financial, technology, product and insight assets support in US and other countries.
- Additional USD 33 million will be given to reboot Indian SMEs, especially on business digitalisation and access to finance.
Newsletter May, 2020
- ENGIE Group anticipated part of its ENGIE CARE programme for social protection;
- It mobilised important funding to ensure payment of its suppliers, SMEs and micro enterprises;
- Adopted a 15% pay cut of managers policy.
- Two key industries help placement of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
- 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.
- Employees can donate their hours of work to a “holiday bank” to distribute among other employees.
- 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.
- Private sector in China developed an “Employees Sharing Scheme” to transfer temporarily suspended employees to companies of the sector most in need.