The participating organisations debated innovation, methodological adaptations and business prospecting applied to the social and occupational integration of vulnerable groups.
The Councillor for Economic Models, Tourism and Employment, Iago Negueruela, today inaugurated the Conference on Good Practices in Guidance and Intermediation held at the Palma Conference Centre, which was attended by more than 300 people, including entities, public bodies and social agents working for quality employability among vulnerable groups of people with special difficulties in finding work.
In his opening speech, Minister Negueruela began by thanking all of the SOIB’s public workers for the work they have done over the last two years to support the productive fabric, and especially for the task of providing guidance to people with the greatest difficulties in finding employment. He also extended his thanks to all the third sector entities and other public and private entities with which we collaborate and work to offer a good service to users.
In addition, Negueruela stated that “this conference must serve to propose solutions not so much in the present, but looking to the future. We have the funds and legislative mechanisms to make our public employment services more efficient and innovative”.
The Minister also explained the cutting-edge innovation systems that have been implemented by the Government in a framework where vocational training will have an increasingly important boost.
Finally, he called on all employment services and collaborating entities to improve and innovate in guidance and intermediation. In this respect, he said that “meetings such as these, where innovative practices are discussed, will enrich the debate for the deployment of the future Employment Law, which will design the employment services of the future”. On the subject of labour reform, he said that if guidance and intermediation work well, it is more economically profitable.
The Balearic Islands Employment Service, SOIB, wanted this Conference on Good Practices in Guidance and Intermediation to be the first activity organised by the Centre for Guidance and Innovation for Employment, the COE, which is financed by the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan -Next Generation EU fund.
The meeting was structured around three round tables, all with the aim of exchanging knowledge, generating debate, and identifying the needs for innovation in the processes of guidance/intermediation, methodological adaptations for users of the job placement service and, finally, business prospecting and attention to the group in a situation of vulnerability.
The conference was brought to a close by the director of the SOIB, Pilar Ortiz, who thanked all the participants for their participation and involvement. The conclusions of the meeting highlighted the need to innovate and share talent in order to make progress with the provision of guidance and intermediation services, and the SOIB called on all the participating entities to continue working to share experiences and tools to improve care for people in all areas.