Registration open for the second TCAs workshop
Registration for the second workshop of the EU Project on transnational company agreements is now open! The meeting will take place on 20 October at the BusinessEurope premises in Brussels. The event is open to companies and members of the project partners, notably the BDA, CEOE, Confindustria, DI, MEDEF, the IOE and BusinessEurope. The event is co-funded by the EU. Read More
The 2017 edition of the Employers' Young Professional Academy comes to an end
On 4-6 September, the third and final meeting of the EYPA took place at the International Training Centre of the ILO, in Turin. The workshop explored the role of business member organisations to engage as social partners and negotiate as employers in social dialogue. Read More
Massive Open Online Course for Board Members of BMOs
Lessons learned from the MOOC for Board Members facilitated by the ITCILO from 24 April to 11 June 2017 Read More
The Employers' Young Professional Academy holds its second meeting
The second workshop of the Employers' Young Professional Academy took place on 3-5 July at the ITCILO. The meeting aimed to equip young staff members of employers' organisations across Europe with key concepts of macroeconomics to better understand current debates and policies to stimulate competitiveness and growth. Read More
TCA Project: 1st Seminar on decent work in supply chains held in Copenhagen
Employers' Young Professional Academy launches its 6th edition
On 3-5 May the EYPA launches its 6th edition with the first session on building the effective voice for employers' organisations Read More
Master Trainers' Meeting
A mid-term evaluation of the project on “Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Programme” was conducted this April in Dhaka, Bangladesh Read More
Don’t miss the opportunity!
When was the last time that you reviewed the way your Business Member Organization’s Board conducts its work? Really gave it a long, hard look. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? This MOOC is THE opportunity to improve practice together by stepping back, having a good look at how your Board is working and by listening to the advice of experts and peers. Read More
Is this course for me?
You’re a Board member of a Business Member Organization? How do you contribute to making your organization the most relevant to all its members? This MOOC is THE opportunity to improve practice together by stepping back, having a good look at how your Board is working and by listening to the advice of experts and peers. Read More
Are we member-driven or staff-driven?
You’re a Board member of a Business Member Organization? Act like it! Make sure you share an understanding on your role and responsibilities as Board members and take a critical look at your working methods in view of serving the membership the best you can. This MOOC is THE opportunity to improve practice together by stepping back, having a good look at how your Board is working and by listening to the advice of experts and peers. Read More
A MOOC, what for?
How can you become more efficient as a Board member? The recipe for success is: Get exposed to information on how Business Member Organizations’ Boards function; Listen to your peers; Evaluate the performance of your Board against world benchmarks and take the lead for future improvements! This MOOC is THE opportunity to improve practice together by stepping back, having a good look at how the Board is working and by listening to the advice of peers. Read More
Get On Board!!
You’re a Board member of a Business Member Organization? Act like it! Make sure you add value to the strategic decisions of the organization on how to balance widest representation and internal efficiency. This MOOC is THE opportunity to improve practice together by stepping back, having a good look at how your Board is working and by listening to the advice of experts and peers. Read More
What’s in it for me?
Learn more about the first and only MOOC for Board Members of Business Member Organizations. The five-week online course offers inputs, practical tips and plenty opportunities to exchange with peers in order to boost your efficiency as Board Member of a Business Member Organization. Read More
What is your role as Board Member? How can you add value?
Launch of the first and only Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Board Members of Business Member Organizations ! The five-week online course offers inputs, practical tips and plenty opportunities to exchange with peers in order to boost your efficiency as Board Member of a Business Member Organization. It is open to all and free! Read More
Désormais disponible en français! Ahora disponible en español!
Our Online Training Modules for executives, directors and managers of Employers Organizations are now available in French and Spanish (in addition to English). Read More
Global Employers Young Professionals' Academy - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!
Launch of the first Employers Young Professionals' Academy at Global level - a joint venture of the IOE, CEOE Formacion and the ITCILO Employers' Programme Read More
CALL FOR TENDER - OPEN!
In the framework of the capacity-building project "Transnational Company Agreement (TCAs): Issues, Approaches and Practices- Phase VI", the Employers Activities Programme of the ITCILO is looking for an expert to help project partners with the development of a Guide. A Call for Tender is launched for that purpose (deadline to apply: 17 Feb 2017). Read More
OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!!
MASTER TRAINING ON EFFECTIVE BUSINESS MEMBER ORGANIZATION - secure your place for the 5th edition! Read More
Does communication matter? Why?
Find out more in this interview with Tom Hadley, Director of Policy at REC - the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in the UK. Jeanne Schmitt from the ITCILO Employers Activities' team prompts him to share his experience with us on good communication by Employers' Organizations. Read More
Making sense of social media - A practical guide for Employers' Organizations
‘We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it’. This quote from author and renowned digital expert Erik Qualman illustrates the challenge facing Employers' Organizations today. Read More
The Employers’ Young Professional Academy - Sharing experiences and insights on Europe in a dynamic, creative and relaxed atmosphere
Initiatives RSE sectorielles - les fédérations sectorielles françaises s'engagent!
Le MEDEF et l’Observatoire de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises (Orse) poursuivent leur action en faveur d’une meilleure visibilité de l’engagement des fédérations professionnelles en matière de RSE (Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises) en France, en publiant une nouvelle édition du guide sur les initiatives RSE sectorielles. Read More
Forthcoming events on TCAs and CSR for Employers’ Organizations and Companies
The two last events of the project "Transnational Company Agreements: Building management knowledge and capacity" organized by the Programme for Employers' Activities of the ITCILO, in partnership with BDA, MEDEF and Confindustria and with the Active support of BUSINESSEUROPE and the IOE are scheduled for the 29 and 30 September 2016 in Brussels (Belgium). Read More
Together going for growth!
‘Going for Growth’ was the title of the second training programme of the Employers Young Professionals Academy – a programme managed by the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the ITC ILO in partnership with BUSINESSEUROPE and benefiting from EU funding. 37 young professionals were present, representing 23 Employer Organisations from across Europe. They met in Turin from 4 to 6 July 2016. It was the second workshop (out of three) of the Academy. Read More
Capacity Building Workshop for 9 Asian countries in New Delhi
In partnership with CIETT, the ITCILO Programme for Employers' Activities led a capacity-building workshop in Dehli, India, on 24 May 2016. Participants were representatives of national federations of private employment agencies from 9 different Asian countries. Read More
CIPE Releases a Guidebook for Business Associations
On 18 April, CIPE released its revamped Guidebook "Business Associations for the 21st Century" Read More
2015 achievements and Plans for 2016
The Employers' Activities team in the ILO Turin Training Centre wishes you a happy and successful Year 2016! Read More
Publication of research on Women Entrepreneurship and BMOs!
Together with the DECP, the ITCILO just released 10 country studies on the "Women Entrepreneurship and Business Member Organizations Landscape". Read More
Mobile Engagement with Members – A Toolkit for BMOs!
Using existing mobile technologies, Business Member Organizations (BMOs) can improve the way they engage with their members. How? Check the new Toolkit developped by the ITCILO Employers' Activities Programme! Read More
Women Empowerment Through Business Member Organizations
20 Board and Staff members of BMOs trained to be trainers on Women Economic Empowerment! Read More
A Guide on CSR and Human Rights – what does it mean for companies in supply chains?
You run or work for a business? You know that whatever you do in your business, it may impact people: customers, consumers, your colleagues and employees etc... The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011 designed a process that will make and keep your company aware of the most important adverse impacts: those that affect human rights. Learn more on how to come to grips with these challenges in our brand new Guide. Read More
Local implementation of the CRM software continues
The local installation of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software within the Employers’ Organization marks a significant step within the implementation of this customizable tool. During the local installation the entire staff of the respective Employers’ Organization is trained on the use of the software. Read More
Employers’ Young Professional Academy – Good Bye for 2015
For the third time this year 34 young professionals from 22 Employers’ Organizations met in Turin from the 7th to 9th September 2015. This was the third and final training programme of the Employers Young Professionals Academy (EYPA) – a workshop managed by the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the ITC ILO in partnership with BUSINESSEUROPE and benefiting from EU funding. Read More
New Milestone in EOSH Development
The Training of Trainers in Turin marked a new milestone in the development of the Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) package. For the first time since its invention this innovative training package was used in Arabic, French and Russian. Read More
Interview with Linda Kromjong
Linda Kromjong new Secretary-General of the IOE (International Organisation of Employers) was in Turin on 6 July. The Programme for Employers Activities of ITC ILO took the opportunity of her visit to ask her a few questions about the work priorities of the IOE and her views about ACTEMP Turin’s work. Read More
Formation CRM au Cameroun pour renforcer le potentiel du GICAM
Ci-dessous, extrait de l’interview effectuée pour le journal Le Quotidien Economique du Cameroun par Jeanne Schmitt, CIFOIT: Read More
Workshop on Global Industrial Relations and CSR in Turin
With the Workshop on “Global Industrial Relations and CSR: how can Employers’ Organization advise and guide their members” a new series of workshops on Global Industrial Relations, Transnational Company Agreements and Corporate Social Responsibility for Employers’ Organizations and Companies has been launched. Read More
Young Professionals advocating for growth!
‘Advocating for Growth’ was the topic of the second training programme of the Employers Young Professionals Academy – a programme managed by the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the ITC ILO in partnership with BUSINESSEUROPE and benefiting from EU funding. 38 young professionals were present, representing 26 Employer Organisations from across Europe. They met in Turin from 29th of June to 1st of July 2015. It was the second workshop (out of three) of the Academy. Read More
Local Installation of CRM software in Bosnia and Herzegovina
A new round of local installations of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has been kicked off in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 23rd and 24th of June 2015. After the CRM Master User Training, which took place in May 2015 in Turin the local installation in the respective Employers Organization is the next step on the road to a successful implementation of the tool. Read More
New eLearning module on CSR and Business & Human Rights Instruments is now online!!!
A new eLearning module on CSR and Business & Human Rights Instruments has been developed by the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the International Training Centre of the ILO as part of a broader project entitled “Transnational Company Agreements (TCAs): building management knowledge and capacity”, which is co-funded by the European Union. Read More
CSR Training for focal points of the Federation of Egyptian Industries
As part of an ILO ACTEMP project to build capacity in the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) managed by the Cairo Office, the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the ITC ILO delivered a training workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Cairo from 19th to 21st of May 2015. The workshop was done in cooperation with the International Organisation of Employers. Read More
Strengthening the Capacity of Employers’ Organisations in FYR Macedonia
A significant Social Dialogue project is currently being implemented by the ILO in FYR Macedonia, benefiting from funding of the European Commission. In order to ensure that Macedonian Employers’ Organizations can participate more effectively in Social Dialogue; one part of the project is strengthening the capacity of EOs. The Programme for Employers’ Activities of ITC ILO supported a workshop on 19th May 2015 in Skopje, FYR Macedonia. The two represented Employers’ Organizations in Macedonia already provided a National Business Agenda including two concrete proposals to enhance the business environment. Read More
English and French CRM Master Users Training in Turin
What are the benefits for my Employers’ Organisation using the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software? How can we integrate the tool in our current operations? Can I adapt the tool to my EOs needs? What do we have to do as a CRM focal point in our organisation? – these and many other questions were answered during the Master User Workshop in Turin from the 25th to the 29th of May 2015. Read More
Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health – an innovative training package for EOs
Introduction to safety and health at work; personal protective equipment; work at height; fire and explosion; management of prevention – to name just a few topics covered by the Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) package developed by the programme for Employers’ Activities of ITC ILO. Read More
A new Milestone for the CRM implementation in Latin America
After successfully installing the customer relationship management (CRM) software in five umbrella employer organisations in Latin America in 2014, the Programme for Employers’ Activities of the ITC ILO launched the project for a second round in March 2015. Read More
The Employers Young Professionals’ Academy starts again!!
For the fourth time since 2012 this comprehensive training series managed by the Employers’ Programme of the ITCILO in partnership with BUSINESSEUROPE and benefiting from EU funding has been kicked off in Turin. Read More
Installation de logiciels de gestion de la relation client (CRM) dans les OE – l’aventure continue …
La mise en œuvre du projet du Programme pour les Activités pour les Employeurs du CIFOIT continue en 2015 : le logiciel de gestion de la relation client (CRM en anglais) spécialement développé pour répondre aux besoins des Organisations d’Employeurs a été installé au Maroc fin janvier 2015 au sein de l’AFEM. Read More
Our activities in 2014 and training offer for 2015
Learn more about our main achievements in 2014 and plans for 2015 Read More
40 membres du staff de l'UTICA formés à l'utilisation du CRM
Ce logiciel de gestion des membres a été installé par le CIFOIT dans 24 organisations d'employeurs du monde jusqu'à présent. La Tunisie était le dernier pays a profiter de la formation en 2014. D'autres installations sont prévues en 2015, notamment au Maroc, en Algérie, en Côte d'Ivoire, au Sénégal et au Mali. Read More
Capacitación CRM para CACIF in Guatemala
Este martes 2 y miércoles 3 de diciembre tuvo lugar en CACIF el curso “CRM para las Organizaciones Empresariales”, el cual es un software de gestión de relaciones con el cliente, para mejorar la dinámica de comunicación del Sector Empresarial con sus asociados y contactos. Read More
Together Women Entrepreneurs Achieve More
We are glad to post CIPE's blog entry on the Stocktaking Conference which took place end of November on the ITCILO Campus Read More
Employers Organizations working with & for Women Entrepreneurs
The Stock-taking Conference of the project "Employers’ Organizations and Women Entrepreneurs: How to reach out?” was organized last week in Turin. Read More
Lancée il y a huit mois, l'organisation patronale des Comores franchit un nouveau pas important!
Les membres du Bureau Exécutif du MODEC (Comores) se forment à la gestion efficace de leur nouvelle organisation Read More
Revamped Lempnet now online!
The ITCILO Employers Activities Programme launches its new revamped home at lempnet.itcilo.org. Many months in the making, the revamped website boasts a complete redesign, better access to information concerning our activities and greater integration to the global ITCILO website. The new Lempnet also offers our employers’ participants more of what they want: quicker information on training activities, easier access to training material and enhanced possibilities to interact with colleagues and resources persons. Read More
Strengthening employers’ participation in the ILO supervisory machinery
Together with the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the Turin Centre and the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO have set up two workshops for employers’ organizations on the ILO supervisory machinery. Read More
Comment renforcer le lien avec les femmes entrepreneures?
Au Maghreb (Tunisie, Algérie, Maroc), les femmes représentent entre 15 et 25% de la population active et entre 4 et 10% des chefs d’entreprises. Un long chemin reste donc à parcourir pour renforcer la part des femmes dans l’économie formelle de ces pays et permettre aux femmes d’exploiter tout leur potentiel. Read More
New milestone in the CRM project: local installations done in 18 countries!!
Master Users of the ITCILO CRM software have already been trained in 24 EOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In July 2014, three new local installations have been performed in Ethiopia, Zambia and Namibia – bringing the number of EOs in which the software is in operational use to 18! Read More
Employers grand training project on Occupational Health and Safety launched in Bangladesh
The Occupational Health and Safety training project in Bangladesh will contribute to set up important actions for the Ready Made Garment sector in Bangladesh. Read More
Workshop on CSR, Business and Human Rights
On 13 and 14 October, 28 representatives of national employers organizations, the IOE, BUSINESSEUROPE and the Employers' Activities units from the ILO and ITCILO met in Turin to discuss how they can work more effectively in the area of CSR and Human Rights. Read More
Update of National Business Agenda of East African EO launched- Workshop in Nairobi
The “Reviewing National Business Agendas in some Africa Countries” workshop, taking place in Nairobi, is ending today 28 August 2014, and has contributed to exchange best practices for updating national business agendas. Read More
Employers Young Professionals’ Academy: third and final chapter!
The last workshop of the Employers Young Professionals’ Academy took place in Turin from the 3rd to the 5th of September 2014 … 30 young professionals from 25 different European Employers’ Organizations came together to reflect on their role as social partners. Read More