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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Virtual Summit

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

    From the 1st to the 9th of July, the ILO hosted the largest ever online summit of workers, employers and government representatives to address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, and how to build a better future of work after the pandemic. You can replay the discussions online.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  8. Employers Organizations

    SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) leaps ahead to launch the Southern Africa Development Community Labour Law Guide

    23 June 2020

    On 12 June 2020, the SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) launched its ground-breaking SADC Labour Law Guide (LLG), an online tool that provides up-to-date labour laws from the SADC region in one central location.

  9. Employers Organizations

    The New Training Package on Essentials in Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH). An innovative training tool to promote a healthy and safe workplace

    22 June 2020

    The Employers' Activities Program (ACT\EMP) of the International Training Center of the ILO (ITC/ILO) launched the new Essentials in Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) package.

  10. Employers Organizations


    12 June 2020

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) have unanimously decided to adopt a joint declaration on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2020