Publications

June 2020

  1. A global survey of employer and business membership organizations: Inside impacts and responses to COVID-19

    29 June 2020

    In a joint effort to understand the real demands and challenges EBMOs are facing, the International Labour Organization – Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) conducted a global survey of EBMOs. This rich information base, enables to assess the most pressing needs of EBMOs.

  2. Guide on Training Methodology for EBMOs

    26 June 2020

    The Guide on Training Methodology for EBMOs is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO ACTEMP) and the Dutch Employers Cooperation Programme (DECP). The present publication aims to guide in a very practical way EBMOs which are planning to set up or which are running a training service. It focusses on the fundamental concepts of adult learning and the role of the trainer, proposes a step-by-step methodology on how to design a training and finally presents practical tools and tips to use innovative and engaging adult learning methodologies in training activities.

May 2020

  1. An employers’ guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19

    18 May 2020

    This guide has been developed by the International Labour Organization Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to assist EBMOs to provide practical guidance to member companies that have implemented “working from home” protocols for their staff in 2020 as an alternative temporary arrangement during the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. Safe return to work: Guide for employers on COVID-19 prevention

    07 May 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) and contains recommendations for health and safety practices and approaches to COVID-19 prevention.The publication aims to provide general guidance and information to employers on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, to enable workers to return to work safely while keeping the risk of contamination as low as possible. It also provides ideas on how to protect workers’ mental well-being during the pandemic.

April 2020

  1. Managing Conflicts and Disasters: Exploring Collaboration between Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations

    09 April 2020

    This publication looks at the role that employers and workers, through their respective organizations, play in crisis situations arising from conflict and disaster.

  2. The six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan

    01 April 2020

    “This six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP). This tool is designed to support EBMOs assist its members during the COVID-19 crisis. It aims to establish the risk profile of an enterprise and the level of vulnerability to COVID-19 in terms of its impact on People, Processes, Profits and Partnerships (the “4Ps”) and develop an effective risk and contingency system for the business.

March 2020

  1. COVID-19 Employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) public statement template

    30 March 2020

    The public statement enables employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) to put forward recommendations on COVID-19 to government, unions and other stakeholders.EBMOs should adapt the template to national circumstances and the challenges that EBMO members and enterprises are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This tool has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to help employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) evaluate the needs of enterprises as a result of COVID-19 crisis. It is composed of two parts: (1) a needs assessment survey, and (2) a template to present the key findings and request assistance to different institutions.

  3. An employer's guide on managing your workplace during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) as a general reference for employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs). The idea is to help employers manage their workplace during COVID-19: running the business, protecting workers, and answering some of the workplace relations and occupational safety and health (OSH) questions that are arising.It is based on resources, guides and directives published by the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, employers and EBMOs.

  4. United Nations Development System: What employers’ and business membership organizations need to know and how they should engage

    19 March 2020

    The United Nations (UN) is reforming how it provides assistance to countries, including on the 2030 Agenda. The new approach will change the way national development policies are designed and implemented.