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  • 24 November 2011
    Eurofound publishes its ERM Annual Report 2011 on public instruments to support restructuring in Europe: EU labour markets: a hesitant recovery (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Announced job losses continued to outnumber job gains in each quarter in 2011 - as they have done since the first quarter of 2008 - though levels of restructuring activity are much reduced from those of the peak crisis quarters 2008-2009, according to the 2011 annual report from Eurofound's European Restructuring Monitor (ERM). The ERM annual report provides an overview of restructuring activities in the European Union, and this edition also launches a database on public and social partner based support measures to anticipate and manage restructuring in the EU27 and Norway.
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  • 24 November 2011
    Eurofound co-organises a conference under the Polish EU Presidency on the links between working conditions and employee and company performances, in Warsaw, Poland on 26 October 2011: Improvement of working conditions can boost overall productivity (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Changes in workplace practices can positively impact and improve the overall performance of employees and productivity of a company, according to new research from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU agency. European and Polish social policymakers will hear at an EU Presidency event in Warsaw, Poland, today that combining training, autonomous team work, flexible time arrangements, profit and ownership sharing schemes, and well functioning social dialogue as part of a strategic approach will enhance the economic performance. The event is organised jointly by the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan and Eurofound, under the patronage of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
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  • 22 November 2011
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  • 21 November 2011
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. News in brief 84th Governing Board meets in Dublin Eurofound’s Director Juan Menéndez-Valdés and Deputy Director Erika Mezger (centre) welcomed members to the 84th meeting of the Governing Board, which took place in Dublin on 21 October. The new board was appointed in December 2010 for a term of three years.  
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  • 21 November 2011
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Taking the sting out of restructuring Structural change is an inevitable part of economic development. To adapt to changes in demand, technology or society, companies undergo restructuring to maintain or improve their competitiveness.
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  • 21 November 2011
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  • 21 November 2011
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Crisis management on the agenda in 2012 The social impact of the economic crisis in Europe and the way to recovery and job creation will remain at the heart of Eurofound research during 2012. The work programme for the coming year – the last of the current four-year programme – was adopted by Eurofound’s Governing Board on 21 October.
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  • 25 October 2011
    Eurofound publishes its Shifts in the job structure in Europe during the Great Recession report: The shrinking middle: where jobs were lost during the recession The first report of the European Jobs Monitor finds that despite a net loss of over five million jobs between 2008 and 2010, employment continued to grow in top-paying jobs, largely in knowledge-intensive services and business services. Meanwhile, sharp losses in medium-paying jobs in construction and manufacturing led to a shrinking of employment in the middle of the wage spectrum. More jobs were lost to men than to women and employment levels of older workers grew while those of younger workers declined. The new Shifts in the job structure in Europe during the Great Recession report describes the impact of the recession on the structure of employment in terms of occupations and sectors in the EU27, both at the aggregate and national level, during the 2008-2010 period.
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  • 25 October 2011
    Eurofound publishes the autumn edition of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) quarterly, which provides an overview of restructuring activities in Europe: Restructuring activities slow down in 3rd quarter (DUBLIN, IRELAND) Announced job losses due to company restructuring activity declined in the third quarter, according to the latest edition of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) quarterly. Job losses did, however, continue to outnumber job gains as they have done in every quarter since the onset of the 2008-9 recession. During the previous quarter, companies undergoing large-scale restructuring in the European Union announced nearly 60.000 job losses.
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  • 20 October 2011
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Boosting performance in Europe’s companies Can changes in workplace practices improve the overall productivity of a company? So-called ‘high-performance work practices’ (HPWPs) have been discussed as a tool for boosting the competitiveness of European companies in the face of global competition.
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