In addition to the standing committees established by its Constitution, the World Employment Confederation set up other groups pertinent to certain topics or interests. All members are free to join the groups they are interested in.
The Global Public Affairs Network supports the Head Office in developing global labour market policy positioning and advocacy. It assembles the public affairs specialists from the industry to reflect upon the input to be provided by the World Employment Confederation into policy processes of the OECD, the ILO and other policy-makers and to support the broad global public affairs planning and strategy of the organisation.
The mission of the Career Management Network is to promote the added value of the industry to a better functioning labour market and to strive for a (regulatory) environment that enables the career management industry to best deliver its services in support of companies, workers and job seekers. Additionally, the group ensures that the interests of the career management industry is reflected in the WEC strategic decisions and activities, as part of their broadening scope.
The Communications & Marketing Network will support the Head Office in the development and implementation of the WEC’s communication strategy. The goals of this Network are:
Besides involvement on the overall communications strategy, the Network could also be involved in ad-hoc projects that may arise.
The Taskforce aims to assess how staffing industry firms can work together, as an industry body, to reduce friction in the processes of connecting people with work. Blockchain technology can ensure that the entire recruitment process runs more smoothly – from managing the initial application, through to validating candidate credentials related to education and work experience, and eventually to the final drawing-up of contracts. The Taskforce intent is to develop guidelines, best practice examples and use cases for a data block that can eventually be used by agencies, candidates, workers and others across the industry, and will ultimately make it easier for people to enter and re-enter the workforce.
The Data Protection Taskforce discusses how privacy, the protection of personal data and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be implemented in the employment industry in Europe. It shares national best-practices and identifies the need for collective advocacy intervention or cross-border standard-setting.