World Employment Confederation-Europe

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Economy & Jobs 26-10-2021

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.
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Economy & Jobs 29-09-2021

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...
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Economy & Jobs 15-07-2021

Beyond the Mirage: Classifying ‘work platforms’ is as important for decent work as classifying workers

The time for talking is over. Following years of roundtables, research papers, and policy advice, legislators are stepping up to the plate to regulate platform work.  Jochem de Boer is Public Affairs Manager at World Employment Confederation-Europe. So far, it...
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Economy & Jobs 03-03-2021

Ensuring fair working conditions in the online talent platform economy

Online talent platforms have great potential to increase labour markets participation but how can we ensure that they offer decent working conditions? The European private employment services sector reflects on the role for the European Union given the diversity of national situations and the existing regulatory frameworks.
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Economy & Jobs 21-09-2020

How private employment services help make undeclared work a thing of the past

The World Employment Confederation-Europe supports the EU4FairWork campaign, raising awareness about the risks of undeclared work and promoting good practices to eliminate it. With a proven role in reducing undeclared work, agency work offers a clear pathway into better working conditions and employment.
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Economy & Jobs 18-06-2020

Artificial Intelligence in recruitment supports the recovery of employment

Advances in digitalisation, technology and Artificial Intelligence offer a host of added-value solutions for the employment and recruitment sector. Trustworthiness is a prerequisite for further uptake of digital technology but the EU’s regulatory framework needs to strike the balance right.
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Economy & Jobs 04-05-2020

Social dialogue is vital to tackle COVID-19 crisis

Building on a long-standing tradition of social dialogue, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa, the EU Sectoral Social Partners for temporary agency work, issued joint recommendations to tackle the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Economy & Jobs 01-04-2020

COVID-19: Safeguarding work by protecting people, labour market and economy

The coronavirus pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to societies around the world and is severely impacting the private employment services industry. Members of the World Employment Confederation-Europe are actively mobilised to mitigate the impact of the crisis and call out to safeguard work by protecting people, the labour market and the economy.
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Economy & Jobs 09-12-2019

Diverse forms of work call for out-of-the-box solutions for social protection

With workplace transitions on the rise we need to ensure that they are accompanied by some form of stability and security. The arrival of a new European Commission provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on how to reform Europe’s social protection systems, writes Michael Freytag.
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Economy & Jobs 14-10-2019

Skills are the new currency in the changing world of work

Solving the skills gap is essential in the changing world of work. The European private employment industry is already developing new solutions, from AI-based skills assessment to the matching of skills demand and educational offering. Now policy support has to follow.
Economy & Jobs 10-01-2018

No future of work without social innovation

Futureproof labour markets must embed social innovation, writes Denis Pennel.
Economy & Jobs 20-09-2017

Falling youth unemployment is not a reason for complacency

Europe needs to better integrate young people into the labour market if it is to address youth unemployment effectively, writes Denis Pennel.
Economy & Jobs 20-06-2017

We need to nurture the biodiversity of the labour market

Europe faces a work revolution. To survive, we need to heed the words of Charles Darwin and adapt and adjust to fit our changing environment, writes Denis Pennel.
Economy & Jobs 10-03-2017

In a new world of work, more of the same is not an option

With non-traditional employment contracts now the new norm I believe it is time to take a fresh approach to the working models of the future, writes Denis Pennel.

How the gig economy is changing employment

The advent of the gig economy has brought fundamental changes to the way in which we access goods and services and turned traditional business models on their head.  Denis Pennel considers its impact on employment and the likely implications for the future of work.

A new world of work, a new way of looking at it

A new white paper by the representative of Europe’s employment industry addresses the main issues surrounding the new world of work and calls on policymakers to adapt legislation and labour market policies in line with this new reality. Denis Pennel explains how things stand.