SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase productivity

Gao Yun, Representative of the ETI Office for South East Asia and Michael Elkin, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO SCORE Programme

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and participants say it is working.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 60 per cent of China’s national industrial output and create nearly 80 per cent of jobs.

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Whose job is it to take out the digital trash?

Dorothea Hoehtker is a senior researcher at the ILO RESEARCH department

How do Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites protect you, the consumer, from disturbing content on the web? Many of us think our computers’ sophisticated algorithms perform such constant editing, but algorithms are not able to make subtle distinctions, e.g. between art and pornography. Rather, technology companies rely on people to do this work. They are the so-called Commercial Content Moderators (CCM).
While CCMs remain largely invisible, some scholars, journalists and artists have started to bring attention to this workforce and the toll editing the Internet takes on them.

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How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

Rishabh Kumar Dhir: Technical Officer, GED; Martin Oelz: Senior Specialist on Equality and Non-Discrimination, GED; Marek Harsdorff: Expert, Green Jobs.

Did you know that Brazilian forests managed by indigenous peoples had near-zero deforestation while forests outside their protected areas had much higher deforestation leading to 27 times more carbon dioxide emissions? This is just one among several examples of how indigenous peoples are playing their part to fight climate change.

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