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Training Package on Effective Employers' Organization

Training Package on Effective Employers' Organization

ACT/EMP Symposium on the Business of Representing Business ACT/EMP Symposium on the Business of Representing Business Business People EESE Toolkit

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.

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Highlights - Future of work

  • Executive and Media Briefing, 7 July 2016

    Executive and Media Briefing, 7 July 2016

    ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises

    An executive and media briefing held in Singapore by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to launch a regional report on technology impacting major labour intensive and prominent sectors in Asia.
  • ASEAN in transformation

    Regional reports

    ASEAN in transformation
    ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP), July 2016

    A series of six reports deals with different aspects and perspectives of ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises; The future of jobs at risk of automation; Perspectives of enterprises and students on future work; Automotive and auto parts - Shifting gears; Electrical and electronics - On and off the grid; Textiles, clothing and footwear - Refashioning the future.

Highlights - Women in business and management

What's new

  • Analysis of economic development role of SBAs Analysis of the economic development role of sectoral business associations in the rubber, electronics and electrical, and automotive sectors in Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam - (pdf 2.23 MB)
    ACT/EMP Working Paper No 16

    This paper focuses on functions that drive economic, enterprise and employment growth as well as skills development in terms of managing technological change and offers a comparative exploration of sectoral business associations (SBAs) in three sectors, namely rubber, electronics and electrical (E&E) and automotive in Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam. The findings reveal that SBAs are relevant for addressing the challenges of improving sector-specific performance as they represent the wider needs of all enterprises in the sector at the policy level in a fashion that individual enterprises cannot.
  • Role of EBMOs in conflict zone Enterprise creation, employment and decent work for peace and resilience: The role of employer and business membership organizations in conflict zones in Asia - (pdf 9.02 MB)
    ACT/EMP Working Paper No 15

    The private sector is widely referenced as a critical actor in conflict-affected zones. This paper examines the private sector conflict interface: what business can do, both during and after a conflict situation, collectively through employer and business membership organizations.
  • Sri lanka case study Business and peace in Sri Lanka: The roles of employer and business membership organizations - (pdf 3.54 MB)
    ACT/EMP Case Study
    December 2016


    This case study examines how employer and business membership organizations in Sri Lanka provided strong leadership to the private sector to influence, advocate for and promote peaceful resolution of the three-decade-long ethnic conflict while encouraging investment and the rebuilding of livelihood and infrastructure.
  • Social protection in ASEAN Social protection in ASEAN: Employer perspectives and recommendations - (pdf 896 KB)
    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.
  • ACT/EMP Research Note ACT/EMP Research Note: A four-country review of labour law reform processes and accompanying social and policy dialogue - (pdf 373 KB)
    ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP)
    September 2015


    This research note examines social and policymaking processes in the labour and social domain in the Asia-Pacific region, predicated principally on a review of processes in four countries, namely Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia and Sri Lanka.
  • Managing labour mobility Managing labour mobility: Opportunities and challenges for employers in the ASEAN region - (pdf 1.12 MB)
    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.
  • Preventing forced labour Preventing forced labour in the textile and garment supply chains in Viet Nam: Guide for employers - (pdf 6.18 MB)
    ILO and Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    This guide for employers is intended to assist members of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and other textile and garment businesses in Viet Nam to assess, identify and mitigate risks of forced labour in their company operations and supply chains.
  • ACT/EMP-ECOP report

    ACT/EMP-ECOP report

    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 Formalizing enterprises in Mongolia: Challenges and policy directions - (pdf 2,79 MB)
    ILO DWT for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific
    Report, 2015


    This report is predicated on a research project conducted in 2014 by the ILO, the Mongolian Employers' Federation (MONEF), 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.
  • ACT/EMP Research Note on Trade Agreement and Labour Issues ACT/EMP Research Note on Trade Agreement and Labour Issues - (pdf 634 KB)
    ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP)
    March 2015


    This research note provides a brief overview of the current debates on social and labour components in trade agreements in Asia and the Pacific, with particular reference to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
  • Survey of ASEAN employers on skills and competitiveness 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 road to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: The challenges and opportunities for enterprises and their representative organizations - (pdf 2,15 MB)
    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.

Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises
Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

ILO Global Business and Disability Network
ILO Global Business and Disability Network

 
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