Work-To-Work Training Vouchers

Work-To-Work Training Vouchers

While many sectors came to a standstill because of the measures taken to contain the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, others were in dire need of staff with the right qualifications. Thanks to its bipartite training fund, the Dutch agency work sector was able to offer training vouchers to enable agency workers who had lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis to reskill and find a new opportunity in a sector in demand.

While many sectors came to a standstill because of the measures taken to contain the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, others were in dire need of staff with the right qualifications. Thanks to its bipartite training fund, the Dutch agency work sector was able to offer training vouchers to enable agency workers who had lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis to reskill and find a new opportunity in a sector in demand.

WEC Awards 2021 - Announcement of the finalists

WEC Awards 2021 - Announcement of the finalists

The finalists of the WEC Awards 2021 are known! Our Managing Director, Denis Pennel, reveals who made it to the final stage in competing for our three awards: “Leadership in Social Innovation”, “Outstanding Advocacy” and “Rising Federation”. The winners will be known on December 9th.

The finalists of the WEC Awards 2021 are known! Our Managing Director, Denis Pennel, reveals who made it to the final stage in competing for our three awards: “Leadership in Social Innovation”, “Outstanding Advocacy” and “Rising Federation”. The winners will be known on December 9th.

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

HPL

HPL is the national federation for private employment services agencies in Finland.

In 2019, the sector counted 1,308 agencies, providing work to 150,000 persons and totalling a market size in sales revenue of agency work of 2.6 billion €.

HPL

HPL is the national federation for private employment services agencies in Finland.

In 2019, the sector counted 1,308 agencies, providing work to 150,000 persons and totalling a market size in sales revenue of agency work of 2.6 billion €.

Do we all need a career coach? Experts' insights from the World Employment Conference 2021

Do we all need a career coach? Experts' insights from the World Employment Conference 2021

In complex and fast evolving labour markets, it takes more than a couple of training classes a year to futureproof long-term employability. What’s the secret for people in figuring out their next career move, for employers to retain their talent and for governments to keep unemployment at bay? The experts present at the World Employment Conference 2021 believe that career coaching is the answer.

In complex and fast evolving labour markets, it takes more than a couple of training classes a year to futureproof long-term employability. What’s the secret for people in figuring out their next career move, for employers to retain their talent and for governments to keep unemployment at bay? The experts present at the World Employment Conference 2021 believe that career coaching is the answer.

opinion piece

Why skilling policies should embrace career guidance to futureproof employability

Why skilling policies should embrace career guidance to futureproof employability

As the EU Member States’ recovery plans feature a decent share of spending towards adult learning and skills, the career management sector believes that policymakers still miss out on one crucial ingredient to make labour markets transitions truly effective and sustainable, write Murielle Antille, Chairperson of the Career Management Network of the World Employment Confederation, and Michael Freytag, Public Affairs Manager...
As the EU Member States’ recovery plans feature a decent share of spending towards adult learning and skills, the career...

Development of the agency work sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

Development of the agency work sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world in 2020 has posed an unprecedented, major challenge to economies and societies around the world. It has severely impacted the private employment services sector which has been working hard to weather the crisis and has stood ready to accompany recovery. For a clear picture of how the pandemic and subsequent economic shocks are affectin agency work markets across the world, consult our regularly updated data brief.

The Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world in 2020 has posed an unprecedented, major challenge to economies and societies around the world. It has severely impacted the private employment services sector which has been working hard to weather the crisis and has stood ready to accompany recovery. For a clear picture of how the pandemic and subsequent economic shocks are affectin agency work markets across the world, consult our regularly updated data brief.

opinion piece

Appropriate and less restrictive agency work regulation will drive economic...

Appropriate and less restrictive agency work regulation will drive economic and social recovery in Europe

Ongoing attempts both at the European and national levels to restrict agency work risks jeopardizing the key contribution that the sector can make to the recovery of European economies and the sustainability of their labour markets, write Menno Bart, Member of the Executive Committee of the World Employment Confederation-Europe, and Dr Michael Freytag, Public Affairs Manager at the World Employment...
Ongoing attempts both at the European and national levels to restrict agency work risks jeopardizing the key contribution that the...
Social Dialogue

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Social Dialogue

Social Dialogue

Social Dialogue is key to balancing the interests of workers and businesses in industrial relations, while respecting national, cultural and regional traditions. In doing so, it has a track record in promoting quality labour conditions and productive corporations. Social Dialogue is thus an essential element to ensure decent work and economic growth, one the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Given...
Social Dialogue is key to balancing the interests of workers and businesses in industrial relations, while respecting national, cultural and...

WEC-Europe response to Consultation of Sectoral Social Partners on the Review of the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue

WEC-Europe response to Consultation of Sectoral Social Partners on the Review of the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue

EU Sectoral Social Dialogue is of central importance to the temporary agency work industry and the
sectoral social partners have had a constructive, sectoral social dialogue in the past 20 years. The
organisation, structure and impact of the EU sectoral social dialogue could however be further improved as
outlined in this position paper, which provides a reply to the EU Social Partner consultation on the topic.

EU Sectoral Social Dialogue is of central importance to the temporary agency work industry and the
sectoral social partners have had a constructive, sectoral social dialogue in the past 20 years. The
organisation, structure and impact of the EU sectoral social dialogue could however be further improved as
outlined in this position paper, which provides a reply to the EU Social Partner consultation on the topic.

Workers' stories

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Workers' stories

The private employment services sector contributes to building more resilient and inclusive labour markets, notably by supporting transitions and facilitating access for less represented groups. But first and foremost, it has a direct impact on the lives of millions of workers across the world. Here are their stories.
The private employment services sector contributes to building more resilient and inclusive labour markets, notably by supporting transitions and facilitating...
Social Impact Report 2021

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Social Impact Report 2021

Through workers’ stories and data collected from its members, the World Employment Confederation demonstrates in its Social Impact Report 2021 the positive contribution that the private employment services sector across the world makes in building more resilient and inclusive labour markets. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector takes its role in driving social innovation and social purpose...
Through workers’ stories and data collected from its members, the World Employment Confederation demonstrates in its Social Impact Report 2021...
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