Publications

July 2021

  1. Highlights: Overview of “Towards using data as a strategic asset”

    19 July 2021

    To innovate and adjust as organizations, EBMOs need to harness data for decision making at the strategic, organizational and operational level. This report presents a study of current data management practices, challenges, and opportunities among EBMO and provides actionable insights to assist EBMO in pursing transformation.

  2. Towards using data as a strategic asset: A study of current data management practices, challenges, and opportunities for employer and business membership organizations

    19 July 2021

    This report aims to provide actionable insights for helping EBMOs to harness data in adjusting and innovating as organizations strategically, in providing added value to members and gaining competitive advantage by exploiting core competencies in specific product or service markets; organizationally, through structural adjustments and changes to ways of working in support of long-term goals and outcomes; and operationally, by adopting business practices that maximize efficiencies within an EBMO’s various business units.

  3. Membership strategies and policies – A Manual for EBMOs

    12 July 2021

    Combining long term strategic thinking and planning with best practice

June 2021

  1. The ILO undertakes a global survey on diversity and inclusion

    29 June 2021

    This brief offers information about a global survey being conducted on enterprise approaches to diversity and inclusion (D&I). The survey results will seek to create new insights and understanding on D&I actions, scope, drivers and priorities in order to better support companies going forward in creating impactful change

  2. A literature review of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Key findings

    29 June 2021

    This brief provides a summary of a literature review conducted on diversity and inclusion practices in companies globally.

May 2021

  1. Bureau for Employers' Activities Newsletter - First edition

    11 May 2021

April 2021

  1. Core training package - Guide One: Governance

    01 April 2021

    A series of "hand-on" guides to building and managing effective employers’ organizations. Governance in Employers’ Organizations: Designing and implementing sound governance practices

March 2021

  1. ILO Evaluation Tool for the Review of a Country’s Apprenticeship Policy and System

    25 March 2021

    The ILO Evaluation Tool comprises guidelines and questionnaires and gives guidance on how to evaluate a country’s apprenticeship policy and system.

  2. The role of business in South Africa's transition to democracy

    15 March 2021

    In a climate where the role of business can be perceived with some scepticism, the story of how some key individuals and businesses intervened at critical moments in the South Africa's transition to democracy is often overlooked. In 2019 the ILO and the University of Pretoria's Centre for Mediation in Africa/ Department of Political Sciences embarked on a project to capture this story through video interviews that are now available on a specially hosted website. This is the acompanying report.

  3. Collecting and using wage and productivity data: A guide for Pacific employer and business membership organizations

    09 March 2021

    This guide, produced by the Bureau for Employers’ Activities, examines the prospects for collecting and effectively using data on wages and productivity. It reviews the definitions of these concepts and examines case studies from other employer and business membership organizations on collecting wage and productivity data. It also assesses the opportunities and challenges that these types of organizations face in data collection and use, and it reviews deployment strategies for data collection tools.