Publications

May 2022

  1. The Next Normal: The changing Workplace in Africa – Ten Trends from the COVID-19 Pandemic that are Shaping Workplaces in Africa

    12 May 2022

    The destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had dramatic social, economic and health effects across the African continent. Despite these challenging circumstances, many enterprises and their workers across the continent have taken a wide range of steps to adapt to this fluid environment. They have changed everything from the characteristics of their working space to their human resource strategies, and throughout it all have demonstrated great resilience and adaptability. To better understand these dynamics, the Bureau for Employers Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO Regional Office for Africa partnered with employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) from across Africa to study these changes, enterprises’ views about them, and steps enterprises are taking in response to them.

  2. Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    This first edition of this new ILO flagship report focuses on collective bargaining.

April 2022

  1. The Next Normal: The Changing Workplace in Nigeria

    07 April 2022

    To help understand key trends driven in the post Covid 19 pandemic period, the ILO Bureau for Employers' Organizations along with Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) commissioned an study. This report presents the findings of that study in Nigeria.

  2. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion. Country profiles.

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diver-sity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

  3. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion. Executive Summary.

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diver-sity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

  4. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diversity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

March 2022

  1. Fact sheet: Main findings of the report “Productivity growth, diversification and structural change in the Arab States”

    28 March 2022

  2. Productivity growth, diversification and structural change in the Arab States

    28 March 2022

    The report aims at understanding the contours of a business environment conducive to productivity growth and sustainable enterprise development for decent job creation in selected Arab states. In line with the building forward better agenda with a human-centred approach, the report strives at identifying the elements of coherent and comprehensive policy frameworks to raise productivity for a swift economic and employment recovery.

February 2022

  1. A reference guide to the structure and governance of Employer and Business Membership Organizations

    24 February 2022

    This reference guide is a companion resource to the Onboarding handbook for board members of small employer and business membership organizations with the aim of providing specific examples and best practices of EBMO structures and governance around the globe. It is hoped that these insights will support EBMO to benchmark their own performance in these areas with a view to improving systems of governance and process efficiencies. It is anticipated that the resource will also be of value to EBMOs member companies with operations overseas and an interest in understanding and connecting with national or sectoral EBMOs in these locations. around three main elements: the workforce; the workspace; and wellbeing. We hope this will help employer and business membership organizations as well as individual businesses, achieving stronger recoveries, greater resilience and growth.

January 2022

  1. FAQ for employers and business membership organizations on the Sustainable and Resilient Enterprises programme

    27 January 2022