Employers' organizations represent a key asset in any society: its enterprises. Successful enterprises are at the heart of any strategy to create employment and improve living standards. Employers' organizations help to create the conditions for enterprise success by influencing the environment in which they do business and by providing services that improve their individual performance. As one of the three constituents of the ILO, employers' organizations have a special relationship with the Organization. The ILO's Bureau for Employers´ Activities is responsible for the nurturing and development of that relationship.
Highlights - Future of work
Social protection in ASEAN: Employer perspectives and recommendations
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ACT/EMP Working Paper No 8
This report analyzes the social protection system from the perspective of employers in the four ASEAN countries of Cambodia,
Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It provides an overview of social protection policies relevant to employers, their views
on these policies, and overall recommendations for strengthening social protection systems in their respective countries and
across the ASEAN region as a whole.
Managing labour mobility: Opportunities and challenges for employers in the ASEAN region
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Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Many countries in the ASEAN region are facing demographic shifts and their economies require migrant workers to support economic growth.
Labour migration is consequently of significant importance for the economic growth of ASEAN Member States and is firmly on the agenda of
enterprises and the organizations that represent them. Members of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers are working with the ILO-ACT/EMP
and the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP) to address challenges related to migration and facilitate good intraregional labour mobility.
Needs assessment for the private sector
in the Philippines: Disaster preparedness, response and recovery - (pdf 2.8 MB)
Together with ILO ACT/EMP, the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is working to develop strategies and practical
tools that can be deployed to enterprises in the Philippines on disaster preparedness, response and recovery. If enterprises are
equipped with basic knowledge and prevention tools, they will be able to rebound from disasters, resume normal operations and be able
to provide more jobs to people in affected areas. This report provides recommendations for the leadership role ECOP, as the nation's
chief representative organization for enterprises, can assume on this front.
||Formalizing enterprises in Mongolia:
Challenges and policy directions - (pdf 2,79 MB)|
ILO DWT for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific
This report is predicated on a research project conducted in 2014 by the ILO, the Mongolian Employers'
and the Economic Policy and Competitiveness Research Center (EPCRC). Survey, ancillary research, and report were
commissioned to facilitate the national policy discourse on informal economy issues and strategies to address them,
referring to detailed information collected from business owners, government officials, and financial and non-financial
business service providers in Ulaanbaatar.
||Survey of ASEAN employers on skills and competitiveness|
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific - ACT/EMP
Working Paper Series 2014
This survey report, developed by Emerging Markets Consulting, aims to capture the perceptions of ASEAN employers regarding
regional integration effects on human resources, labour mobility, commercial enterprise development and competitiveness.
Given the diverse markets of the ASEAN community, it is unsurprising that employer reactions to imminent integration vary,
and these responses are gauged against the extent to which the private sector understands the potential impacts of the AEC in 2015.
The survey results served as a contribution to ACT/EMP's working paper no 7 on The road to the ASEAN Economic
Community 2015: The challenges and opportunities for enterprises and their representative organizations.
||The road to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015:
The challenges and opportunities for enterprises and their representative organizations -
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ACT/EMP Working Paper No 7
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), scheduled to come into full operation in 2015, presents many challenges and opportunities
for enterprises across the region. This ACT/EMP report looks at ways to promote greater understanding among national business
and employers' organizations (EOs), and their enterprise members, of the forces that are driving change, especially as these
relate to how greater integration will impact workforces and enterprise operations and competitiveness. At this critical juncture,
where new priorities and needs are emerging, the report seeks to guide EOs in remaining representative and relevant.