Translation of the article AL SARDINIAN JOB DAY, I SERVIZI PER L’IMPIEGO ITALIANI ED ESTERI SI CONFRONTANO
THE FOREIGN AND ITALIAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES MEET IN THE SARDININA JOB DAY
Cagliari, 25 January 2019 – An encounter between Italian and foreign employment services, the exchange of models and good practices, and the start new forms of collaboration to improve the quality of services and their respective performances. The agencies of 8 Italian regions, and the representatives of WAPES, the World Association of Public Employment Services based in Brussels, along with other delegations from countries including France, Spain, Slovenia, NASWA, the association of United States and Vietnam met during the Sardinian Job Day, to discuss the services offered to citizens and businesses.
Sardinia is an interesting observatory for the other regional and international realities: it was the first region in Italy to have an organic law, n. 9 of 2016, which reorganized the matter of employment and the system of active policies, reporting the management of the employment centers in charge of the ASPAL.
"We are a relatively young agency, said the Director General of the ASPAL Massimo Temussi, but we have a background of experience and skills that makes us competitive and able to assert our role in the labor market and in the economic system. Compared to foreign experiences, ASPAL has tried to improve its relationship with citizens and businesses, focusing on the quality of services offered and trying to make itself known in a widespread manner. In particular, we were the first to experiment with the job account, because we understood that it was essential to establish a relationship of trust with companies. The Sardinian job day was an opportunity to take off with this new strategy which, from the numbers obtained, has produced brilliant results, which thus encourages us to move way forward".
Representatives from other regions presented their activities and the main measures offered. Like Trento, who spoke about the instrument for fighting against poverty (ancestor of the income of citizenship), the single provincial allowance, and the Basilicata that has experienced the minimum income of insertion. Or Catalonia has immediately invested in the relationship with companies, and on the orientation in the search for personnel. And then the Veneto, which has focused heavily on simplification, especially in favor of entrepreneurs, and Piedmont and Lombardy that have been able to create a connection with local stakeholders, seeking public-private collaboration, to have a global approach to the labor market. A similar strategy was represented by Pole Emploi in France, which focused on training the operators, to create professionals able to support companies in the recruitment of personnel. From the United States comes the Talent management recipe, to optimize the search for the best talents and professionals that companies need. A winning formula in the highly competitive American market, which can be exported to other realities.
All the representatives stressed the importance of investments in network infrastructures, in platforms for personnel research and the matching supply and demand.
"This encounter - concluded Temussi - is the result of international relations that ASPAL has cultivated over the years. We are convinced that from the exchange of experiences ideas can arise to improve our performance and project ourselves into the global context with the tools to be stronger. Our mission remains to be at the service of citizens and businesses to make a contribution to development, and we can do it way better if we know how to transfer the winning models."