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Webinar: Workplace practices unlocking employee potential - Key findings from the European Company Survey 2019 (ECS)

Tue, 13/10/2020
Tue, 13/10/2020

On Tuesday 13 October 2020, Eurofound together with European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is organising a webinar Workplace practices unlocking employee potential. It is the first of three webinars to discuss the key findings of the European Company Survey 2019 and their implications for policy and practice.

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    ECS 2019 provides comparative data on workplace strategies and practices for work organisation, human resource management, skills use and skills development, employee participation and social dialogue, in establishments across the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom.

    The report demonstrates how companies can design their workplace practices to generate outcomes that benefit both workers and employers. It shows that by bundling practices that increase employee autonomy, facilitate employee voice and promote training and learning, businesses can boost performance while improving aspects of workers’ job quality.

    The LIVE webinar will be an opportunity to discuss the fresh findings and explore ways to create a work environment that facilitates and motivates employees to use their skills and knowledge to the full.

    Speaker Joost Korte, Director-General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion will set the scene alongside contributions from Directors Juan Menéndez-Valdés from Eurofound and Jürgen Siebel from Cedefop. This will be followed by a presentation by the report authors Gijs van Houten, Eurofound, and Giovanni Russo, Cedefop, as well as a panel discussion. Participants are invited to join the debate via a Q&A and LIVE online chat.

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    09.30 CET

    Welcome and introduction

    09.45 CET

    Presentation of key findings ECS 2019

    09.55 CET

    Panel debate on ECS 2019 findings

    10.25 CET

    Questions & Answers

    10.55 CET

    Webinar closes

    This webinar is aimed at EU and national policy makers and social partners, as well as the business community, employee representatives, human resource practitioners, and researchers.

    ECS 2019 is the fourth iteration of the survey and has been carried out in collaboration with Cedefop, strengthening the aspects related to skills strategies, utilisation and learning. The survey findings cover patterns in workplace practices and relate them to managerial strategies and outcomes for businesses and their employees.

    Future webinars

    • On 20 October, the second online #AskTheExpert will take place. This will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the ECS 2019 findings relating to employee involvement with Gijs van Houten from Eurofound. An online LIVE chat will also be available.
    • On 29 October, the third online #AskTheExpert will take place, focusing on skills use. Giovanni Russo from Cedefop will share findings relating to skills and take questions via an online LIVE chat.

    For more information contact Eurofound events team at

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