Employers' Activities

Employers
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Employers' Activities

Effective representation for employers’ and business member organizations

This programme provides training to strengthen employers’ representatives for economic growth, development, and poverty alleviation.

The programme helps EBMOs and enterprises gain a better understanding of current policy debates around business and human rights, at the national level and within global supply chains. 

It supports them through advisory services, strategy development, and services that promote responsible business conduct. 

Overall, the programme aims to help employers’ organizations around the world become more representative and effective voices of business.

EBMOs are most effective when they respond to their members’ representation, advocacy, and service delivery needs. Building more strategic EBMOs involves improving organizational structures, governance, and communication.

Membership management tools, such as CRM for EBMOs, help users keep track of members’ data and meet the specific needs of national and sectoral business organizations. Principles of service marketing, as well as key performance indicators, improve membership recruitment, retention, and expansion.

The Centre’s training activities also aim to prepare EBMOs for the future of work by exploring regional and global insight on employment transformations.

EBMOs may expand or professionalize their service portfolios to more closely match their members’ needs, as well as increase revenues. Service offers include training courses and networking opportunities for members.

An OSH-specific training package, designed for use by EBMOs’ member companies, presents OSH topics, examines different channels and tools, and teaches the methodologies for running related training courses.

The Centre’s other training courses provide an overview of best practices, experiences, and tools that aim to expand professional training services for members. These courses deliver step-by-step training in services development and improvement, with a focus on collaborative review.

EBMOs impact the business environment through research, advocacy efforts, and social dialogue interventions.

EBMOs may enter policy debates on social protection, especially around the development, implementation, and operation of such systems. Other policy areas of interest include green jobs, skills development, and the future of work.

The Centre’s training courses prepare EBMOs to play an active role in policy development, as well as represent the business perspective, at the national and international levels.

EBMOs provide advisory services and develop strategies to promote responsible business conduct for members at the national level and within global supply chains.

The Centre’s training activities on international industrial relations, such as transnational company agreements, global campaigns, and business rights, help EBMOs take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsible business conduct entails compliance with laws and societal expectations, such as those on respecting human rights, financial accountability, and corporate social responsibility. Actions may be defined by national and international law, key stakeholders, and enterprises themselves.

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Employers' Activities

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