On March 9, 2023, the Center, in cooperation with the Labor Agency of the Banskobystrica Self-governing Region, organized a working breakfast in Lučenec for local actors in the field of employment on the topic of Implementation of temporary compensatory measures by employers and diversity management in the workplace. Representatives of self-governing bodies and labor, social affairs and family offices from the region and representatives of small and medium-sized employers took part in the working breakfast. With the participants of the working breakfast, we discussed the benefit of the implementation of temporary balancing measures for employment in the region, for employers themselves and for Roma men and women who face discrimination and disadvantage in the labor market. We also addressed the challenges that local employers face when employing Roma men and women and ways to support diversity in the workplace.
Temporary compensatory measures are specific measures that serve to create equality in access to employment, education, health care or housing, for example through targeted preparatory programs, by disseminating information about such programs or about opportunities to apply for jobs. In the context of employment, the key beneficiaries of temporary compensatory measures are employers, regardless of whether they are public or private sector employers.
As part of the working breakfast, we also presented a guide for employers Temporary compensatory measures – How to proceed in the process of their acceptance and implementation and the activity of the Banskobystrica self-governing region’s Labor Agency in mediating employment for people living in excluded communities and its work with clients.
The working breakfast was implemented as part of the project entitled “Temporary compensatory measures to increase the employment and education of Roma” supported by Norwegian grants 2014-2021 and the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The goal of the project is to increase awareness and better use of temporary compensatory measures in the employment of Roma men and women, especially from marginalized Roma communities. You can read more information about the project on the website of the project partners BBSK Employment Agency and on the Ongoing Projects subpage.
Link to the source of the article: We discussed DVO and diversity management in creating job opportunities for Roma men and women in Lučenac – SNSLP