EU agencies Cedefop and Eurofound will present the results of the European company survey 2019 (ECS 2019) at a virtual launch event titled ‘Workplace practices unlocking employee potential’ on 13 October.

This will be the first of three webinars during October to discuss the survey’s key findings and their implications for policy and practice.

The fourth iteration of the survey has been carried out jointly by the two agencies, strengthening the aspects related to skills strategies, utilisation and learning.

ECS 2019 provides comparative data on workplace strategies and practices for work organisation, human resource management, skills use and skills development, employee participation and social dialogue, in companies across the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom.

The report demonstrates how companies can design their workplace practices to generate outcomes that benefit both workers and employers. It shows that by bundling practices that increase employee autonomy, facilitate employee voice and promote training and learning, businesses can boost performance while improving aspects of workers’ job quality.

This webinar is aimed at EU and national policy-makers and social partners, as well as the business community, employee representatives, human resource practitioners and researchers. It will be an opportunity to discuss the fresh findings and explore ways to create a work environment that motivates and helps employees to use their skills and knowledge to the full.

European Commission’s Director-General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Joost Korte will set the scene alongside contributions from Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel and his Eurofound counterpart Juan Menéndez-Valdés. This will be followed by a presentation by the report authors Giovanni Russo, Cedefop, and Gijs van Houten, Eurofound, as well as a panel discussion.

Participants are invited to join the debate via a Q&A and live online chat. You can register for the launch event here.

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