1. Infographic - The impact of COVID-19 on surveyed enterprises in Barbados

    10 August 2020

    The Barbados Employers’ Confederation conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by businesses in Barbados from COVID-19. This survey was conducted with 121 enterprises in April 2020.

  2. 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.

  3. Opportunities in times of tempest: Business recovery post Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. The case of Sint Maarten

    28 July 2020

    This paper is Draft for Research. The mechanisms that motivate post-disaster business model adjustment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are largely understudied. With Sub National Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs) standing out through political relationships with larger metropole nations, it is expected that they have access to resources to promote recovery. This paper describes the process of recovery and/or adjustment of businesses on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten which fell prey to Hurricane Irma in 2017.

  4. 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.

  5. An ILO for All Seasons-The International Labour Organization's Ways out of Crisis

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises.The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. A 10-step tool for a safe and healthy return to work in times of COVID-19

    26 May 2020

    The tool provides a course of action to formulate and apply safety and health protocols at sectoral and/ or company levels. It considers bipartite social dialogue between employers and workers as the basis for a safe and healthy return to work and avoiding possible new outbreaks of contagion.

  9. 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.

  10. Non-standard forms of employment in Guyana

    11 May 2020

    This paper investigates the characteristics and consequences of temporary employment in Guyana, along with a brief examination of two other forms of NSE - part-time work, and disguised employment. This is done by analyzing data from Q3 and Q4 of the 2017 Guyana Labour Force Survey, combined with insights from interviews conducted with key informants in the country.