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Employing the Roma: Insights from business

Employing the Roma: Insights from business

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2005 - The report aims to spark dialogue in the business community on Roma employment, and offers suggestions for how companies can begin to address this challenge, based on in-depth interviews with companies in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic conducted between May and September 2005.
2005 - The report aims to spark dialogue in the business community on Roma employment, and offers suggestions for how companies can begin to address this challenge, based on in-depth interviews with companies in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic conducted between May and September 2005.

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Published by: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia on Jul 01, 2013
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UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
Employing the Roma
Insights from Business
 
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Team of authors: The Ernst & Young Public Sector Groupin consultation with fieldexpertsMónikaNagy,Natasha Landell-Mills, Henrik Lénárd and István GrajczarCopyright © 2005UNDP Regional Bureau for Europeand the Commonwealth of Independent StatesGrösslingova 35811 09 BratislavaSlovak RepublicTel: (421-2) 59337-111Fax: (421-2) 59337-450http://www.undp.org/europeandcisISBN: 92-95042-39-5All rights reserved. Reproduction of material for resale or othercommercial purposes is prohibited without the written permissionof the copyright holder.Cover and layout design: CALDER s. r. o., Bratislava,Slovak RepublicTechnical editing, layout and production management:RENESANS s. r. o., Bratislava, Slovak Republic
 
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Table of contents
Executive summary .....................................................................................61 Introduction ..........................................................................................142 Overview of research ..........................................................................203 Company policies & employment practices ...................................24
3.1 Equal opportunity policies – Roma targeting ................................253.2 Recruitment of Roma ..............................................................................253.3 Retention of Roma ....................................................................................283.4 Local Roma community relations .......................................................29
4 Outcomes ..............................................................................................32
4.1 Roma employment ..................................................................................334.2 Job profile....................................................................................................334.3 Productivity .................................................................................................334.4 Tensions & discrimination at work ......................................................354.5 Local Roma community relations .......................................................35
5 BenefitsofemployingRoma.............................................................36
5.1 Big picture challenges .............................................................................375.2 Local Roma labour pool..........................................................................375.3 Higher productivity & quality ...............................................................385.4 Government subsidies and unemploymentbenefits.........................................................................................................38
6 Barriers to Roma employment ..........................................................40
6.1 Lack of appropriate skills/education .................................................416.2 Lack of work culture .................................................................................416.3 Prejudice of staffand/orcustomers...................................................416.4 Lack of job applicants .............................................................................426.5 State unemployment benefits.............................................................43
7 Conclusions and recommendations .................................................44
7.1 Key conclusions .........................................................................................457.2 Preliminary best practice guidelines for business ........................487.3 Recommendations for government ..................................................517.4 Final note .....................................................................................................51

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