Public Employment Services. Policies and Practices
Editor(s): Kint Lenka, Leroy Fons, Winkler Martina
Public Employment Services are confronted with the ever-changing world of work from various angles: as organisation, as employer and as key actor on the labour market. Decisive mega trends such as globalisation, demographic shifts or migration, driven by tremendous technological developments and characterised by a considerable extent of complexity and volatility, have a huge impact on our labour markets and finally on PES.Guiding citizens through this (r)evolution and supporting them to manage necessary or desired transitions is a shared challenge of European PES and a huge public responsibility PES are actively taking up. Thereby PES are contributing to well-balanced labour markets which are essential for sustainable growth and for maintaining our social welfare supporting systems.PES jointly develop solutions through exchanging and learning from each other, rethinking practices and policies and continuously improving their organisations for more sustainable and inclusive labour markets and in order to better serve employers and jobseekers. This book gives an insight into PES policies and practices which are inspired by the close collaboration in the PES Network. PES Network members reflect on their European-wide learning organisation, they point out challenges and their strategic and operational answers from a national perspective, bringing in valuable personal experience. “PES Policies and Practices” thus touches upon a broad variety of PES core topics and gives you the chance to understand their business in a politically shaped environment, characterised by a unique collaboration.