Public and private employment services should work together more closely, according to comments from the World Employment Confederation last week on the OECD Employment Outlook 2021 report. The World Employment Confederation represents the staffing industry on a global level. “It is very positive to see the OECD acknowledging the clear efficiency gains that can be gained from increased collaboration between public and private employment services,” said Bettina Schaller, president of the World Employment Confederation.
“We share the same purpose: get people (back) to a job! But each of us have unique ‘on the ground’ insights and outreach into the labor market,” Schaller continued. “For labor markets to recover sustainably from the Covid crisis, employment policies need to integrate a more structured collaboration between public and private services.”