Negotiate Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe

Swiss stakeholders debating research findings at the University of Basel

by Ischi Graus

The employers’ ambivalent evaluations of applicants’ participation in active labour market programmes were discussed at the stakeholder meeting in Switzerland.

Representatives from Swiss public authorities, and the Association of the Swiss student body met at the third national stakeholder meeting on the 19th of September 2017 at the University of Basel (UNIBAS).

Christian Imdorf (Co-leader NEGOTIATE at UNIBAS) and PhD student Lulu P. Shi presented descriptive findings from the recruiter survey, which was carried out in May and June 2016 in the four countries Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. The focus was on the results found in Switzerland.

Hotly debated topics of the meeting were the employers’ ambivalent evaluations of applicants’ participation in active labour market programmes (ALMP) and – against the background of a recent media coverage in Switzerland – the dramatisation of the negative impact of having worked as a call centre agent for a skilled worker’s occupational career.

The findings that employers show higher reservations to hire job hoppers compared to unemployed candidates was also met with interest. All in all, the Swiss stakeholders showed interest in further insights and made helpful suggestions.

Here you can read their National Stakeholder Committee Report 2017.

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