The labour market successfulness of young NEETs depends to a great extent on the open attitude of employers, especially if the young person applying for a job is of Roma origin or has a mild psychic problem.
On 09/02/2022 The Human Profess Nonprofit Ltd. held an employer awareness-raising training in Szombathely (Hungary) for 19 employers. The participants were managers of small and medium-sized companies, HR professionals, and individual entrepreneurs.
Mariann Magyar, managing director, presented the situation and experience of Human Profess Nonprofit Ltd. gained, among others, within the employment and training of disadvantaged groups. She gave a comprehensive insight into the L.I.K.E. project, in particular the personalized support services for the employment of the target group of NEETs.
The aim of the awareness-raising training was to develop a positive attitude towards the employment of the target group. Alignment of employee needs, bearing in mind company business objectives. Creating an accepting and inclusive working culture.
Acquirable competences in the framework of the training were as follows:
– the forms and opportunities of employment for the NEETs target group;
– the tools for identifying corporate internal and external resources;
– the legal and financial framework for the employment of NEETs for making management decisions.
– a positive change in the employment of the NEETs target group
– recognition of the company’s own internal resources and the external resources that can be
– developing problem-solving thinking,
– practical application of information in the framework of employment.
The education took the form of a 4-hour training course. After the theoretical part, the training continued with situational exercises and acting tasks, and went on with the group-level discussion of the outcomes.
Employers could report on the composition of their current workforce. Most employers also employ disadvantaged workers (Roma, disabled, etc.), but young NEETs are the most difficult to work with and the hardest to keep within the labour market. Upon the occasion of the training session, they were given some practical advice that they can apply in the framework of human resource management. Mariann Magyar offered further cooperation opportunities for the employers attending the training.