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  1. COVID- 19

    Needs assessment survey: The impact of COVID-19 on enterprises

    03 August 2020

    This survey 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 on-going COVID-19 crisis. This survey tool is an update to the first one released in March 2020 (see here) and assists EBMOs gain membership insights by assessing priorities and challenges enterprises are facing due to the prolonged crisis situation.

  2. COVID 19

    In Nepal employers and workers sign an agreement for mutual understanding

    27 July 2020

    The ILO has managed to bring to the discussion table employers and trade unions in Nepal for the first time to bridge for their negotiation.

  3. COVID- 19

    Enterprise survey tool: Assessing training needs resulting from COVID-19

    22 July 2020

    This enterprise survey template is made available to employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) so that they can assess the training and development needs their members require for staff. The survey will enable EBMOs to adapt their own provision of training to its members and support the development of a tailored curriculum with an appropriate pricing strategy. It will also provide an indication of members’ preference for virtual training so EBMOs can consider both short-term and longer-term investment in digitalizing training services.

  4. COVID-19 stories

    First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    17 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  5. COVID 19

    The Federation of Kenya Employers Interventions during Covid -19

    10 July 2020

    Globally, Covid -19 pandemic has put people at great risk and adversely affected business operations. Immediately the first Covid 19 case was confirmed in Kenya in March 2020, the Government of Kenya (GoK) issued directives on safety and health. The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) issued an advisory urging members to comply with the directives to curb the spread and minimize the risk of infection of the coronavirus at the workplace. These included measures on keeping the workplace and employees safe, providing safety gear, working from home and reducing travel among others.

  6. Skills

    Employer organizations in the governance of TVET and skills systems

    08 July 2020

    This report is Phase II of the “Employer Organizations and the Governance of TVET and Skills Systems” project which represents a collaboration between the Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS) and the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Around 40 EOs from the network of employer and business membership organizations in ILO member States were approached to participate in a questionnaire. The questions were grouped into six themes. These were, the national operating context; policy and strategy; labour market information and planning; work-based learning; quality assurance (and national qualification frameworks –NQFs); and globalization. This report reflects selected aspects from within the first five themes.

  7. © ILO 2020

    Virtual Summit

    ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work - Building a better future of work

    The International Labour Organization is to hold a virtual Global Summit to address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work.

  8. COVID- 19

    COVID-19 forces the pace of change in employers’ and business membership organizations, says the ILO and IOE

    29 June 2020

    A new report demonstrates that representative business organizations are affected by the crisis but are nevertheless reacting, adapting and innovating quickly in order to continue to reinforce their role as advocates for a private sector led recovery.

  9. COVID- 19

    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.


    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.