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  • 14 December 2010
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Working conditions slow to improve The working conditions of Europeans have not - overall - dramatically changed over the last decade, according to the first findings from Eurofound's fifth European Working Conditions Survey, released at a joint conference with the Belgian EU Presidency on 16-17 November. For instance, work intensity remains at a high level for many, the extent to which workers can make their own decisions about how they do their job has not improved (leaving a large number of workers ill-equipped to deal with work's demands) and European workers remain as exposed to physical hazards as they did 20 years ago.
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  • 14 December 2010
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  • 14 December 2010
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  • 13 December 2010
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Short-time working and flexicurity Short-time working and temporary layoff schemes have the potential to act as a concrete implementation of flexicurity, according to the annual report for 2010 from Eurofound's European Restructuring Monitor (ERM), presented at the European Employment Forum in Brussels on 24 November.
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  • 13 December 2010
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Director's diary This issue of Eurofound News marks a profound transition in the organisation's history. Jorma Karppinen leaves the organisation on 30 November at the end of his five-year mandate, to be replaced by Juan Menéndez-Valdés. Mr Karppinen sought to boost Eurofound's efficacy in meeting its goals, by driving the organisation-wide implementation of a one-stop-shop project management tool and the development of a comprehensive system of indicators to evaluate Eurofound's corporate performance.
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  • 23 November 2010
    Eurofound launches the 2010 Annual Report of its European Restructuring Monitor (ERM), ‘Extending flexicurity – the potential of short-time working schemes’: Europe’s short-time working schemes good example of how labour market adjustment costs are shared (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Costs of labour market adjustment can be more widely shared in publicly subsidised short-time working schemes, according to the 2010 Annual Report from the European Restructuring Monitor, presented at the European Employment Forum in Brussels today. Just as the last two decades saw a reorientation from passive to active labour market policy, so should a flexicurity-aligned system of short-time working adopt a more active stance, Eurofound argues in its report.
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  • 16 November 2010
    Eurofound launches the first findings of its 5th European Working Condition Survey: Workers say working conditions are slowly improving (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Work intensity among European workers is still high, although it has not increased over the past five years, according to the first findings of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey, out today. The survey also found that for most workers (67%), the pace of work is set by direct demands from people and working at high speeds remains high. The extent to which workers can make their own decisions about how they do their job has not changed, leaving a large number of workers ill-equipped to deal with work’s demands. Furthermore, workers in the EU27 remain as exposed to physical hazards as EU12 workers did 20 years ago.
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  • 02 November 2010
    Eurofound publishes a a report on the financing and operation of active labour market programmes (ALMP) in Europe: Limited effectiveness of active labour market programmes on public job creation in Europe (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Active labour market programmes – such as job matching, labour market training, employment subsidies – have had a limited impact on public job creation in all EU Member States, according to a new report from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU agency providing European social policymakers with comparative data, research and recommendations. Training and subsidised employment in private firms have, on the other hand, had a positive effect on job creation.
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  • 28 October 2010
    Eurofound publishes a new report on ‘The impact of investment funds on restructuring practices and employment levels': Alternative investment funds have limited negative impact on labour outcomes in the long term (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Although private equity and hedge fund investments in companies often lead to turbulence in employment and job transfers in the short term, there is little evidence of negative effects on employment in the long term, Eurofound's European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) has found in a new report.
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  • 22 October 2010
    A recently published report from Eurofound looks at the development of private sector provision of public services, focusing on three areas of service, in four Member States. This article looks in particular at developments in the provision of employment and training services in the UK.

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