Research results from The Employability Indicator Project (BIP) have evoked great interest among professionals outside of Denmark working with reintegration of vulnerable clients into the labour market. To respond to the requests of our non-Danish followers, we now introduce a publication in English that sums up on the most important findings from the BIP project.
What will enable socially vulnerable clients to obtain employment? Front-line caseworkers and administrators in the public employment services throughout many European countries ask this question, as well as the question of how most successfully to assist clients in finding work.
The Employability Indicator Project (BIP) brings some of the answers to these questions into the light. BIP is the most comprehensive study, nationally, as well as internationally, that measures progression towards the labour market for socially vulnerable recipients of social assistance benefits.
What affects job prospects?
Reading through our new publication ‘What affects job prospects?’, you will gain insight into the most significant findings from the BIP project. These include the following three conclusions:
- Supporting clients in getting a job involves actively working with their performance on some essential indicators of job readiness: the clients’ ability to cope with any health challenges, the clients’ determination and confidence in getting a job, the clients’ knowledge about the labour market as well as their job search behaviour, and the clients’ cooperation skills.
- Only job-oriented reintegration activities prove to be effective in creating progress towards employment. However, if a client participates in a job-oriented activity combined with an upgrading or health-related activity, the influence on the client’s development is much better.
- The mind-set underlying the professional approach to the clients has a direct impact on the job prospects of the clients. Clients whose caseworker has an optimistic approach, have a job probability that is 32% higher than clients whose caseworker has a pessimistic approach.
In Denmark, the municipal job centres, as well as the national Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, have already taken the BIP research results into consideration. Many job centres are organizing their placement programmes and active support services so that they reflect the main findings from BIP.
In English, please!
The enthusiasm for the BIP project has now spread across the country borders. In Sweden, professionals are starting to take BIP into account.
In the wake of the new-found interest in BIP from abroad, Væksthusets Forskningscenter has been requested on several occasions to translate some of our BIP publications into English. To respond to such requests, a publication in English that sums up on the most important findings from the BIP project is now available.
Would you like to learn more about BIP?
Please contact project manager Charlotte Liebak Hansen, if you have questions about BIP:
Charlotte Liebak Hansen, mobile +45 2888 1366, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org