Evidence of effectiveness
Due to a lack of systematic and consistent evaluation, the assessment of effectiveness of this instrument is primarily based on single studies. According to an evaluation from 2008 in the Burgenland region, labour market integration rates were satisfying. In 2007, the share of persons in employment was 64.5% one week after the end of the measure, and 77% three months after the measure. Out of 98 interviewed participants, 75% were very satisfied with the measure and two thirds would take part again. 90% of the 39 interviewed companies that participated were either very satisfied or satisfied with the measure, and three quarters would use the instrument again. The instrument also promotes social dialogue, worker participation, and employee social responsibility.
Engagement of stakeholders
The process in itself promotes cooperation between PES, employers, unemployed, and implacement labour foundations, as its establishment is based on an agreement between social partners at company or sector level, in collaboration with the regional labour market service authority.