Building resilience in crisis times

Building resilience in crisis times

As the Covid-19 pandemic struck Italy, companies suddenly found themselves in an unexpected situation. To ensure business continuity, it became essential for them to ensure as much as possible the engagement and energy of their people and to prevent possible mental health issues. Career Management firm INTOO identified some simple “preventive” tools of action and offered different types of support to help employees go through this difficult period.

As the Covid-19 pandemic struck Italy, companies suddenly found themselves in an unexpected situation. To ensure business continuity, it became essential for them to ensure as much as possible the engagement and energy of their people and to prevent possible mental health issues. Career Management firm INTOO identified some simple “preventive” tools of action and offered different types of support to help employees go through this difficult period.

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

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

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

Did you know that European and US agency work markets grew at 50% or more in Q2 2021 compared to summer of 2020? Sector growth outperformed GDP growth by a factor of 4. For more data, check our regularly updated brief.

Did you know that European and US agency work markets grew at 50% or more in Q2 2021 compared to summer of 2020? Sector growth outperformed GDP growth by a factor of 4. For more data, check our regularly updated brief.

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Gi Group

Gi Group is a leading Italian multinational staffing company, active in more than 50 countries across the globe and among the top 6 staffing companies in Europe. It offers services in temporary and permanent staffing, Search and Selection, HR Consulting and Training, Outplacement and more.

Gi Group

Gi Group is a leading Italian multinational staffing company, active in more than 50 countries across the globe and among the top 6 staffing companies in Europe. It offers services in temporary and permanent staffing, Search and Selection, HR Consulting and Training, Outplacement and more.

Inclusiveness and Active Labour Market Policies

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Inclusiveness and Active Labour Market Policies

Inclusiveness and Active Labour Market Policies

Active labour market policies enable all citizens to participate in society by having access to rewarding and sustainable employment. Fostering inclusiveness is particularly important for underrepresented and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, the long-term unemployed, NEETs (young people neither in education, training nor employment), etc.
Active labour market policies enable all citizens to participate in society by having access to rewarding and sustainable employment. Fostering...

opinion piece

Working to enable a labour market for all

Working to enable a labour market for all

In an increasingly complex and uncertain world of work, workers are going to need a lot more support in accessing and navigating labour markets in the years to come. Robin Lechtenfeld, WEC’s Labour Market Intelligence Officer, explains how the WEC Social Impact Report 2021 documents this role that the private employment services sector is already playing, through data and workers’...
In an increasingly complex and uncertain world of work, workers are going to need a lot more support in accessing...

publication

Recovery, Reform and Resilience: WEC-Europe’s Manifesto for more inclusive and...

Recovery, Reform and Resilience: WEC-Europe’s Manifesto for more inclusive and agile labour markets in the context of Covid-19

The World Employment Confederation-Europe puts forward a Manifesto with concrete recommendations on how the private employment services sector can contribute to recovery, reform and resilience after the Covid-19 crisis; and what policies are needed at EU and national levels to make labour markets more agile and inclusive. 
The World Employment Confederation-Europe puts forward a Manifesto with concrete recommendations on how the private employment services sector can contribute...

European Employment Barometer

European Employment Barometer

This interactive research tool allows users to track employment indicators across European countries, based on Eurostat data and statistics on the Agency Work sector provided by the WEC’s members. The Barometer also demonstrates correlations between trends in the Agency Work sector and other employment indicators as well as GDP. It is jointly developed by the World Employment Confederation and Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and it is updated on a quarterly basis. 

This interactive research tool allows users to track employment indicators across European countries, based on Eurostat data and statistics on the Agency Work sector provided by the WEC’s members. The Barometer also demonstrates correlations between trends in the Agency Work sector and other employment indicators as well as GDP. It is jointly developed by the World Employment Confederation and Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and it is updated on a quarterly basis. 

opinion piece

People, not process, is what matters when introducing technology in...

People, not process, is what matters when introducing technology in recruitment

People, not process. WEC’s Vice-President & Chairman of the Blockchain task force John Healy explains what matters when introducing technology into recruitment and what WEC members are currently working on to transform the experience of workers and recruiters.
People, not process. WEC’s Vice-President & Chairman of the Blockchain task force John Healy explains what matters when introducing technology into recruitment...

The future role of the HR services industry

The future role of the HR services industry

Private Employment Services Industry

Private Employment Services Industry

Over the years the private employment services industry has grown to provide a variety of labour market services. Its history dates back to the 19th century, but the industry truly started to grow after the second world war. As labour was in short supply, private employment agencies started to operate to fill gaps within labour markets by matching workers with...
Over the years the private employment services industry has grown to provide a variety of labour market services. Its history...
World Employment Confederation - Europe

World Employment Confederation - Europe

The World Employment Confederation-Europe is the voice of the recruitment and employment industry at European level. It brings together 30 national federations and six corporations covering a wide range of HR services, including agency work, direct recruitment, career management, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Provision (MSP). WEC-Europe is part of the World Employment Confederation.
The World Employment Confederation-Europe is the voice of the recruitment and employment industry at European level. It brings together 30...
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