Labour Market Policies and the Public Employment Service [electronic resource] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Paris : OECD Publishing, 2001.
1 online resource (415 p.)


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Proponents of an active labour market policy are now claiming part of the credit for large falls in structural unemployment rates that have occurred in some OECD countries. Advances in information technology which facilitate matching job-seekers to jobs, modern management methods, and a favourable economic climate in recent years have encouraged innovative approaches and created new opportunities for the Public Employment Service to help the unemployed return to work. This book presents the proceedings of a conference on Labour Market Policies and the Public Employment Service organised jointly by the OECD and the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Among the themes addressed are: front-line employment service operations, one-stop offices and decentralised management; customer service and employer service; the advanced use of information technology; eligibility conditions for unemployment benefits; job guarantees for the long-term unemployed and other strategies of intervention in the unemployment spell; and improving the accountability of the Public Employment Service through external audits, the use of performance indicators, appropriate financing mechanisms, and contestability in the provision of services. The papers reflect the views of key actors -- politicians, senior officials from national labour ministries and employment services, front-line managers, and prominent academic experts -- on these important issues.
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  • ""CONTENTS""; ""Summary and Conclusions by the Rapporteur""; ""Labour Market Policies and the Public Employment Service Main Characteristics and New Challenges ""; ""External Audits of the Public Employment Service in the 1990s""; ""PART I: THE LABOUR EXCHANGE FUNCTION OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ""; ""A ""Model"" Local Employment Office in Portugal ""; ""Computer Touchscreen and Internet Job-Broking Services ""; ""Marketing to Employers in the Netherlands""; ""One-Stop Statecraft: Restructuring Workforce Development Programs in the United States ""
  • ""PART II: UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ACTIVATION MEASURES """"Some Conflicts Between Employment Policy and Social Policy in the Czech Republic ""; ""Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits ""; ""Monitoring and Assisting Active Job Search ""; ""From Restart to the New Deal in the United Kingdom""; ""The Active Labour Market Policy in Denmark ""; ""The Activation and Qualification of Social Assistance Recipients in Oslo ""; ""Activation: The Point of View of Clients and ""Front Line"" Staff""; ""PART III: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES FOR ACTIVE LABOUR MARKET POLICIES ""
  • ""How Can We Make Active Policies More Effective? The Role of Organisation, Implementation and Optimal Allocation in Active Labour Market Policy """"Implementation Issues in Finland: Experiences, Developments and Context of Labour Market Policy Measures ""; ""PART IV: STRUCTURE OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ""; ""Introduction of Contestability in the Delivery of Employment Services in Australia ""; ""Labour Market Policies and Employment Services in Canada: A New Collaborative Approach ""
  • 1-280-03513-7
  • 9786610035137
  • 92-64-18983-1
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