11 Září 2006
Within the framework of the Community action programme to combat discrimination (2001-2006) , the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities  commissioned a research project entitled ‘The business case for diversity - Good practices in the workplace’. The project aims to identify and analyse a selection of successful and innovative examples of good practice implemented by companies across Europe.  http://www.stop-discrimination.info/44.0.html  http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/index_en.html
10 Září 2006
In 2004, the Internationale Institut für Empirische Sozialökonomie (INIFES ), in cooperation with the research company TNS Infratest Sozialforschung , conducted an ad-hoc survey on the issue What is good work? Requirements from the perspective of employed people (in German, 592Kb PDF) . The survey was carried out among a representative sample of the German working population - 7,444 people including employees and self-employed persons - as part of the New quality of work initiative (INQA) . The survey focused on assessing quality in work and particularly examined motivation, work satisfaction and identification with work. In relation to these aspects of quality in work, INQA issued an analysis of the survey’s results (in German) .  http://inifes.de  http://www.tns-infratest-social.com/index.html  http://www.inqa.de/Inqa/Redaktion/Projekte/Was-ist-gute-Arbeit/zwischenericht,property=pdf,bereich=inqa,sprache=de,rwb=true.pdf  http://www.inqa.de/Inqa/Navigation/english.html  http://inqa.de/Inqa/Navigation/Projekte/gute-arbeit.html
10 Září 2006
A 2005 study on temporary agency work  investigates the extent to which such employment facilitates the integration of people into the labour market, and analyses the conflicting interests of temporary agency workers, temporary work agencies and client companies. It examines the employability and qualification and competence development of temporary agency workers.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/temporary-agency-work
06 Září 2006
This report gives an overview of EU-level data in the four key dimensions of quality in work and employment: career and employment security, health and well-being, skills development, and work-life balance. The data are sourced from relevant surveys at European level.
04 Září 2006
This report gives an overview of EU-level data in the four key dimensions of quality in work and employment: career and employment security, health and well-being, skills development, and work–life balance. The data are sourced from relevant surveys at European level.
31 Srpen 2006
The cross-sector social partners at European level – the European Trade Union Confederation ( ETUC ), the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe ( UNICE )/European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises ( UEAPME ) and the European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest ( CEEP ) – presented their second multi-annual work programme for Social Dialogue 2006–2008 (67Kb pdf)  at the Tripartite Social Summit in March 2006 (joint press release (78Kb pdf) ; IP/06/362 (71Kb pdf) ).  http://www.etuc.org/  http://www.unice.org/  http://www.ueapme.com/  http://www.ceep.org/  http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/news/2006/mar/work_programme_2006_2008_en.pdf  http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/news/2006/mar/sp_press_060323_en.pdf  http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/362&format=PDF&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
31 Srpen 2006
On 18–19 May 2006 – on the eve of the Education, Youth Affairs and Culture Council  – the cross-sector European-level social partners presented their joint evaluation report (585Kb PDF)  on the framework of actions for the lifelong development of competencies and qualifications in Europe. The organisations involved were the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe (UNICE) the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME), and the European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest (CEEP).  http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/06/206&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en  http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/social_dialogue/docs/eval_framework_lll_en.pdf
17 Červenec 2006
This third Annual review of working conditions in the EU: 2005-2005 from the European Working Conditions Observatory examines four key dimensions in working conditions and quality of work and employment: career development and employment security, health and well-being, skills and competences development, and work–life balance. Outlining relevant legislative and policy developments across the Union, it also identifies important trends in the workplace.
17 Červenec 2006
Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study over the period 1989 to 2004 provide a valuable insight into further professional training. Although there has been an increase in the frequency of training measures, the duration of courses has tended to decrease. The majority of further professional training takes place during working time and is provided for by the employer. Workers increasingly attach greater value to training measures, particularly in terms of enhancing their employability. The data reveal that both women and non-permanent contract holders are disadvantaged in terms of further training during working hours, and in relation to financial support provided by the company for external professional training.
10 Červenec 2006
The Employment in Europe 2005  report analyses earnings disparities and determinants of earnings distribution in the EU (2.6Mb PDF) . The data are taken from Eurostat’s /Structure of Earnings Survey/ (SES), an enterprise-based survey that looks at several levels of earnings inequalities in the private sector; it does not cover the public sector. The most recent data are from 2002.  http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/employment_analysis/employ_2005_en.htm  http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/employment_analysis/eie/eie2005_chap4_en.pdf