Magazine article European Social Policy
To achieve its employment targets, the European Union should be proactive in three key areas: implementing effective policies in cooperation with private employment agencies, shaping a balanced regulatory environment for the sector and developing a shared commitment to inclusive growth. On the eve of review of the amendments to the report by Csaba Ory (EPP, Hungary) on the employment guidelines, Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, published, on 23 June, ten recommendations meant to reduce weaknesses in the European employment market and enable the European economy to meet the targets of the Europe 2020' strategy. "The European labour market is not functioning as well as it should," observed Annemarie Muntz, Eurociett president. "The recent economic crisis has shown that the countries that suffered the most are those that have not reformed their labour markets or adopted flexicurity and modern industrial relations."
Among the ten recommendations, Eurociett advises the Union to secure the flexibility that results in job creation and economic growth. It also proposes to recognise temporary work, ensure a better match between supply and demand of skills, promote public-private partnerships for employment services and support the role of private employment agencies to boost participation in labour markets. …