BLOG – The world of work will never be the same after the Covid-19 crisis, and it is also affecting the private employment services sector and the role it plays in labour markets. Through its Alliance Taskforce, the World Employment Confederation is having conversations with industry leaders around the world to take stock of where the industry is at and where it wants to go. In this blog series, Tom Hadley, the Taskforce’s Project Manager, will explore the key themes emerging from those conversations.
Published on 22nd September 2020
How can the private employment services sector drive post-pandemic economic recovery? How is the industry facilitating a safe return to workplaces and finding new solutions for making labour markets more resilient and inclusive? These are core questions at the heart of the World Employment Confederation’s ‘Alliance Task-Force’ established to take stock of lessons learned and to take a view on what a post-Covid19 world of work might look like.
Our initial round of conversations with national federations and industry leaders from around the world has already provided an initial stock take of where the industry is at and where it wants to go. Some early messages from this ‘big conversation’ are as follows:
Over 57 million people a year are placed into work by private sector employment agencies globally. As well as continuing to play a leading role in facilitating a safe return to workplaces, the global industry will be at forefront of addressing intensifying employment challenges. Showcasing this contribution is a priority for the World Employment Confederation and for national federations as we head into the uncertain terrain of the so-called New Normal.
This post is a first of a series where we will explore the key themes that emerged from the conversations with national federations and corporate leaders within the Alliance Task Force. The series is signed by Tom Hadley, an external advocacy and campaigns consultant and former Director of Policy & Campaigns at the REC, the professional body for the UK’s recruitment and employment industry. He is currently leading the World Employment Confederation’s ‘Alliance Task-force’ project.