The World Employment Confederation-Europe interacts with a wide range of stakeholders, from policy-makers and social partners to industry experts and academics.
Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) are a global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem, including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services.
SIA and the World Employment Confederation entered into an Alliance Agreement in 2017 to unite forces in better profiling the industry through joint research projects and event organisation.
In 2019, SIA and the WEC launched the European Employment Barometer, an interactive research tool with indicators related to the employment situation and agency work across Europe. With real-time data compiled from Eurostat’s most recent labour market survey, along with findings provided via European staffing associations that are members of the World Employment Confederation, the tool can be used to track data and market trends over time and in specific geographies.
SIA also support the WEC in the production of its annual Economic Report by providing data for certain HR services such as MSP.
The WEC and SIA are Associate Partners for major employment conferences such as SIA’s Executive Forums (Europe and North America) and the World Employment Conference.
ADAPT – Association for International and Comparative Studies in the field of Labour Law and Industrial Relations – is a non-profit organisation set up by Marco Biagi in 2000 with the aim of promoting research in the field of Industrial and Labour Relations through the establishment of an international network of researchers and academic scholars.
Since 2016, the World Employment Confederation has partnered with ADAPT to advance knowledge on the changing world of work and promote thought leadership on the issue.
ADAPT and the WEC jointly publish a monthly newsletter compiling a selection of the latest academic papers, institutional publications and industry reports related to the world of work.
The WEC supports the annual ADAPT conference which brings together academics, researchers and professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to discuss employment, labour markets, industrial relations and work-related topics.
The World Employment Confederation also supports international academic congresses such as Labour 2030, an annual congress organised by Law Academy (a Portuguese Institute of Knowledge), CIELO Laboral (a network connecting more than 600 researchers on work-related issues) and the Portuguese Young Labour Lawyers association, and ILERA, the International Labour and Employment Relations Association which aims to promote the study of labour and employment relations.