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PES services for employers

To optimise the functioning of the labour market, the role of PES in delivering services to employers is just as important as the services offered to jobseekers. This applies to large companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises alike.

PES provide a wide range of services to support employers, including:

  • defining employers’ vacancy needs and helping them develop well specified job advertisements;
  • finding jobseekers with the skills and capacities to fill vacancies;
  • helping organise selection procedures and delivering special advisory services;
  • providing financial incentives for hiring specific groups.

To win and maintain the trust of employers it is key for PES to train their staff to be sensitive to employers’ needs and regularly seek feedback on employer satisfaction with PES services.

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Lang Type Title Year Country
EN Click to view record Employers’ toolkit: Engaging with and improving services to employers 2018 EU
EN Click to view record Labour shortages and surpluses 2017 2018 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: How to best structure services for employers 2012 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Public Employment Services and Green Jobs 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical paper: Skills-based profiling and matching in PES 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Disability and Labour Market Integration 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Dialogue conference: Toolkit: Targeted Services for Employers 2014 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2012: Results from the second year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2012 EU
EN Click to view record PES to PES Dialogue Report 2014: Results from the fourth year of the PES to PES Dialogue programme 2014 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Bottleneck occupations 2016 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: Cost–benefit analysis of remedial interventions for the long-term unemployed 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Study: EU Labour Market Dynamics and PES Activity 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Follow-up visit to NAV on 'Sustainable Integration' Practices 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Integration of the long-term unemployed 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Working Together for a Stronger European Labour Market (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit on Performance Management (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: How To Act? Implementation and Evolution of the PES Conductor Role: The Belgian PES in Flanders as a case study (2016) 2016 Belgium
EN Click to view record Follow up study visit report: PES and older workers - Qualification counselling and training subsidies 2012 Germany
EN Click to view record Follow-up study visit report: Agreements with large companies, practices and offers for these companies 2012 France
EN Click to view record Peer review - Thematic paper: Effective services for employers: Forging partnerships for the future 2012 France
EN Click to view record HoPES Note on Criteria for sustainable wage subsidies 2013 EU
EN Click to view record Public Employment Services’ Contribution to EU 2020 2013 EU
EN Click to view record PES network: The Case for Skills 2011 EU
EN Click to view record Annual Report of the European Network of Public Employment Services - June 2014-June 2015 2015 EU
EN Click to view record Thematic Paper: Engaging with and improving services to employers 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Study: PES support to start-ups 2017 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit: Sustainable Integration into the labour market 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report: Making the PES Business Case 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Toolkit to assist the implementation of the LTU recommendation 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Analytical Paper: Combining active and passive labour market measures 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Summary Report : Implementation of the Youth Guarantee – Challenges and Success Factors (2016) 2016 EU
EN Click to view record Anticipating skill needs of the labour force and equipping people for new jobs 2010 EU