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Labor Markets Subregional Policy Dialogue

Date: 23 May 2017 to 25 May 2017

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Lima, Peru

The Labor Markets Subregional Policy Dialogue (SrPD), organized by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Labor Markets and Social Security Division will take place in Lima on May 22-25 of 2017 and will count with the participation of experts, business representatives and public employment services decision makers from Latin America and around the world.


How to develop mutually beneficial relationships between employers and public employment services

The driver of the Labor Markets Subregional Policy Dialogue lies in sharing challenges, experiences and successes in developing mutually beneficial relationships that supply employers with the right skills at the right time, improve Public Employment Services capacity to predict labor market trends, and to assist job seekers, including youth, in finding formal employment, gaining skills in the workplace, and being more resilient in the face of periods of unemployment. During the Subregional Policy Dialogue, experts, business representatives and Public Employment Services decision makers from Latin America and the Caribbean and around the world will be talking about key success factors for Public Employment Services and the productive sector work together for the future of the Region:


  • Creating the right strategy for engaging with employers: How Public Employment Services develop strategies that create effective and lasting co-operation with employers in order to meet national and local goals, such as overcoming barriers that exclude young people from formal employment, or getting a better return on investments in training?


  • Understanding employers’ needs: Understanding employer’s needs is increasingly important in Public Employment Services’ efforts to tackle unemployment and boost overall employment outcomes. What are the strategies used by Public Employment Services to better understand employer’s human resources needs?


  • Recruiting, training and retaining staff that can work with businesses: Recruiting, training retaining a committed and capable workforce offers a business advantage. What are the strategies developed by PES to manage human resources dedicated to employers?


  • Profiling local employers: Profiling employers can provide guidance on where to concentrate resources, but require good labor market information and local intelligence. What are the best strategies to segment services to employers?


  • Demand-driven, cost effective services for employers : Employers want services that are convenient and effective. What are the strategies developed by Public Employment Services to develop demand-driven cost effective services for employers?


  • How to measure results and manage performance: In recent years, Public Employment Services have become more sophisticated in evaluating and improving services to inform service development and measure the return on investment of public funds. How Public Employment Services measure and manage performance of services to employers?

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