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Factsheet for measure SI-2013-36/2658 – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 September 2013|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Reorientation of business activities
– Creation of platforms for businesses aimed at customer
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 08 November 2022)|
The Employment Service of Slovenia (Zavod RS za zaposlovanje, ZRSZ) established Employers' Offices in 2013 in order to better meet employers' needs. Offices are located in 12 different locations across Slovenia. The offices provide a space for ZRSZ advisers to meet employers and better identify current and future needs that companies may have. This information is used to help the ZRSZ select adequate candidates for vacant posts, and provide training and education programmes in line with future needs.
Employers' Offices ease access to information on active employment measures for employers, assistance with the administrative issues in hiring new employees and with public invitations for tender. For instance, the ‘Practical training programme’ reimburses employers’ costs for short-term training of unemployed and, particularly, vulnerable groups (beneficiaries of international protection, Roma), while ‘Incentives for employment’ covers a part of salary of young or old unemployed workers.
In addition to regular activities, Employers’ Offices organise the European Employers’ Day, information days for employers, and visits to small and medium-sized companies. These events help to strengthen the collaboration between the employment service and SMEs.
The Employment Service of Slovenia (ZRSZ) manages the Employers' Offices funded by National and European funds.
Employers’ Offices are located in all of the Employment Service regional offices to make their services more accessible for employers. Since 2020, the regular assistance to employers (information, vacancy announcements, candidate referrals, assistance with active labour market programmes, etc.) has been simplified with an e-tender application (‘e-Ponudba’). Offices promote companies that received awards for entrepreneurial achievements and social responsibility by adding awards to vacancy announcements.
In the 2020 survey, 4,784 companies gave Employers’ Offices a high rating (average 4.29) on a scale from 1 to 5. The quality of counselling contributed the most to the high overall score (MDDSZ, Annual Report on the Implementation of Labour Market Measures for 2020, p. 13-14).
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Employers' Offices, measure SI-2013-36/2658 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2013-36_2658.html
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