EBMOs Capacity Building Measuring Productivity in the Workplace


EBMOs Capacity Building Measuring Productivity in the Workplace

The course is available in English

Many business organizations are involved in setting minimum wage policies; and, through collective bargaining, in the determination of wages in certain industries or economic sectors. In many cases, they also provide support to their member companies during collective bargaining and agreements.
With this training, Employers’ and Business Organizations will strengthen their capacities in this regard. This is an introductory approach to the theory surrounding labor productivity and how this could be applied in practice.

This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Who attends this course?

The workshop is designed for business organizations’ general managers, CEOs, staff and advisors, who are directly involved in defining public policy concerning minimum wage negotiation and determination; and for business organization’s and member companies’ staff, involved or interested in the practical applications of productivity for wage negotiation

What topics does this course cover?
  • Introduction to the economic theory about labour productivity, capital productivity and multi-factor productivity.
  • Understanding of economic indicators at the national and enterprise level to obtain a baseline analysis of labour productivity.
  • Use of data on productivity in public policy debate and at the enterprise level.
What will I learn?
  • Basic tools to understand and measure productivity.
  • How productivity is an important economic variable and how to introduce it in salary negotiations.
  • How to value and propose policy reforms in the public and private sector, aiming for a positive impact on economic productivity.
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand the importance of improving productivity for making an economic sector or companies more competitive;
  • Learn how to measure productivity at the national, sectoral, enterprise and production unit level;
  • Analyze the links between wages and work productivity;
  • Support employers’ positions by demonstrating a complete understanding of productivity gains.
Why should I join?

Within Business Organizations there is not always a clear understanding about what is labour productivity? how to measure it? and how to interrelate it with the workers’ performance? This course aims to answer these and other related questions. The training will explore offer quantifiable tools that are applicable diverse industries, economies and organizations. In conclusion, the organization will be better equipped to engage minimum wage negotiations at the national level or assist members in private issues such us collective bargaining.


With the support from the ILO Budapest Office, faculty from the University of Turin-Italy, the Employers’ Activities Program – ACTEMP ITCILO and the ILO; the workshop will focus on case analysis and practical activities with the aim at mostly learning by doing.

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