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29 March 2022
Brazil: ILO and Ministry of Labor launch guide to map job changes
On 23 March the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the International Labor Organization (ILO) launched Brazil’s first Guide to Occupations. This online document offers updated quantitative and qualitative information on the characteristics and main indicators of 2,609 occupations currently operating in the local labor market, and provides key data, in particular, for human resources professionals.
2 February 2022
Italy: UniCredit prepares for generational renewal and focuses on training
UniCredit is planning for 1,200 voluntary early retirements, that will be partly offset by 725 younger hires. An agreement signed on 27 January 2022 by Italy’s second largest bank and the Fabi, First-Cisl, Fisac-Cgil, Uilca and Unisin trade unions lays the foundations for realising the bank’s ‘UniCredit Unlocked’ 2022-2024 strategic plan by focusing on generational renewal, new skills acquisition and a revival of the branch network. This last point notably marks a break with the previous management.
15 October 2021
Italy: social partners in engineering and metals sector launch a national ongoing training platform
The employer organisations Federmeccanica and Assistal have joined forces with three trade unions – Fiom-Cgil, Fim-Cisl and Uilm – to launch a digital platform called MetApprendo, with a view to aiding the implementation of the individual right to training provided for in the collective agreement for the engineering and metals sector. The digital platform will provide companies in the sector with a series of services to gauge training needs, build customised plans and provide online training. In the Italian...
13 October 2021
France: a psycho-social prevention tool to accompany the internal transformation of Fayat Energie Services
Fayat Energie Services is a branch of the Fayat real estate group, France’s 4th largest real estate group, and it specialises in energy services, electrical engineering, climate control and digital systems. Since 2019, the company, which has 4,000 employees, has been using the Moodwork tool to support the company’s transformation project and better prevent psychosocial risks. Moodwork proved particularly useful during the Covid-19 crisis.
22 July 2021
France: “We want to develop our own artificial intelligence, which means having structured, efficient data”, Sophie Sanchez, CEO of Synergie (Interview)
French human resources group Synergie is implementing a digital transformation plan that is based on the establishment of a data lab that will develop its own artificial intelligence and is set to start in September 2021. Sophie Sanchez, Synergie’s CEO, has kindly set time aside to discuss the main thrusts of this four-year project with Planet Labor. The ultimate goal is to be able to...
28 May 2021
Morocco: a new digital platform harnessing AI and data to make the labour market more fluid
A digital information platform covering the labour market, harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and data, is going to be set up in Morocco, spearheaded by a consortium of private and public actors. This new tool will help inform the decision-making of the various actors in the labour market, in terms of job supply and demand as well as labour market regulation.
10 May 2021
France: Eurécia harnesses digital tools to steer its organisational transformation
Eurécia, the provider of human resource software, has added new functionalities to its in-house application from the second half of 2020 in order to foster the wellbeing of its staff – all of whom are working remotely due to the pandemic – as well as to help them organise themselves, keep their stress levels under control, and to support managers in their supervision of remote teams. These new digital tools are designed to facilitate communication, maintain the sense of collective and reinforce the...
29 April 2020
Great Britain: the government launches a training platform for furloughed employees during Covid-19
Called The Skills Toolkit, this free online learning system aims to enable the many Britons currently not in full time employment (c.f. article No. 11878) to acquire skills during the pandemic. “I want businesses to encourage their furloughed employees to use The Skills Toolkit to improve their knowledge, build their confidence and support their mental health so they have skills they need to succeed after the coronavirus outbreak,” said Education Secretary Gavin Williamson at the launch of the offer on...
Managing the fallout of Covid-19
16 October 2019
Digital tools : UK start-up ‘predicts’ employee resignations
Oxford-based visual data management start-up, Zegami, has just launched a new tool for employers that will enable them to predict which employees are most likely to resign from their jobs. Called Zegami HR, the platform operates using a tailor-made algorithm developed from work carried out at the Oxford University Computational Biology division into the factors that made people happy at work in a company. The algorithm uses relevant data and includes age, salary, career path, academic history, career satisfaction...
30 September 2019
Digital tools: when companies offer work experience that is 100% virtual
Doing an internship at a multinational firm without even leaving the house, and perhaps while still in one’s pyjamas, is now a possibility, thanks to the concept of virtual work experience offered by the Australian start-up InsideSherpa. Since 2017, the company has offered short work experience programmes, exclusively online, at companies from all over the globe. While students see the platform as an unprecedented opportunity to discover large companies and gain experience, employers using this method hope to...