Publications

January 2012

  1. ACT/EMP Biannual Report on Technical Cooperation 2010-2011

    01 January 2012

December 2011

  1. Building a strong and efficient sectoral employers’ organization

    15 December 2011

    A series of "hand-on" guides to building and managing effective employers’ organizations. The guide is aimed at those setting up, building and managing SEOs, as well as those undertaking or considering a strategic review of the way they currently operate.

June 2011

  1. Growing up protected: A handbook for the protection of adolescent workers

    01 June 2011

    This document seeks to promote compliance with the legal working conditions of adolescents and prevent occupational accidents and diseases to which more than 100,000 adolescents working in Chile between the ages of 15 and 17 are exposed.

January 2011

  1. Meeting the youth employment challenge: A guide for employers

    01 January 2011

    This guide argues the case for business involvement in finding solutions for youth unemployment. Employers’ organizations have not only a compelling incentive to act, they also possess the experience and information needed to act effectively. The guide outlines a number of practical initiatives that employers can pursue to encourage youth employment.

  2. An introductory guide for employers' organizations: Tackling youth employment challenges

    01 January 2011

    This guide is part of an ongoing effort by the ILO and specifically by the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) to strengthen the capacity of employers’ organizations to deal with youth employment, especially in developing and transition countries. It is aimed at industry experts worldwide who wish to take action on youth unemployment in their own regions or countries. It provides specific employers’ perspectives on youth employment, which can be brought into the debate on policy and action.

  3. Strategy for the prevention and elimination of child labour in businesses: The case of SODIMAC

    01 January 2011

    The mere existence of child labour is a limitation to decent work. As long as thousands of children work in dangerous conditions and with high risk for their moral, psychological, social and physical development, it will not be possible to generate a workforce of capable and competent adults who can ensure optimal economic development and a good quality of life for their families.

December 2010

  1. Persuasive communication

    01 December 2010

    A series of "hand-on" guides to building and managing effective employers’ organizations. Making the voice of business heard - How to design and implement more efficient strategies, techniques and tools of communication

December 2008

  1. Armenia: Productivity and Competitiveness

    10 December 2008

    This Handbook was produced within the project "Capacity building of employers' organizations in productivity and competitiveness in Caucasus and Central Asia", which was implemented by the Bureau of Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) with funding from the Norwegian Government.

  2. Azerbaijan: Productivity and competitiveness

    10 December 2008

    This Handbook was produced within the project "Capacity building of employers' organizations in productivity and competitiveness in Caucasus and Central Asia", which was implemented by the Bureau of Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) with funding from the Norwegian Government.

December 2006

  1. Employers' organizations and enterprise development in the nformal economy: Moving from informality to formality (adapted from CD-ROM)

    05 December 2006

    Drawing together lessons learned, ACT/EMP has produced a CD-ROM information tool to guide action by employers' organizations in relation to the informal economy. This CD-ROM has been compiled into a PDF. Included are a number of studies done by employers' organizations and descriptions of the different types of action taken. The various interventions are documented and analysed to provide information and reference to help other employers' organizations or business associations to shape their own actions and interventions. The format of these studies is such that readers are able to use the information and material flexibly.