Webinar: Can better working conditions improve the performance of SME?

Kelvin Sergeant, Specialist, Sustainable Enterprise Development and Job Creation with the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will present on this topic, and hold a 30 minute question and answer session following his presentation.

The Webinar will discuss the findings of an international review on whether better working conditions do in fact improve the performance of SMEs. It is widely recognized that a competitive private sector is a main source of economic growth and wealth globally and makes a substantial contribution to poverty reduction.

Although large and multinational enterprises have the higher public profile, the majority of businesses are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They are estimated to be responsible for over 50 per cent of the new jobs created globally and, in most developing and emerging countries, they also employ more people than do large enterprises. In most countries in the Caribbean, SMEs account for approximately 70 percent of the jobs created. Given their importance as employers, SMEs clearly have the potential to contribute to the social and economic progress for workers and their communities.

How to attend the webinar:

You are asked to register your interest by 27 October 2017 to ilocarib@ilo.org  bearing in mind that limited space is available for this event.

Registration will ensure that you will receive all documentation and feedback after the event. After confirmation you will receive an email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Please feel free to circulate this information regarding this webinar with your colleagues and any other potentially interested parties, particularly those who share a vested interest in skills for employment.

Webinar date and time:

03 November 2017, 10.00 - 11.00 am (Eastern Caribbean Time)