Employment, Labor, and Social Affairs Committee



Renate Hornung–Draus

BDA (Germany)


Hiroki Waki

Policy Expert


David N. Barnes

IBM Corporation (US) 


Bettina Schaller Bossert

Adecco Group (Switzerland)


Ton Schoenmaeckers

VNO-NCW (Netherlands) 


Gülden Türktan

W20 Founding President (Türkiye)


Kazumi Sakashita

Keidanren (Japan) 


Kirk A. Hope

Business NZ (New Zealand) 


Stefania Rossi

Confindustria (Italy)

  • 01.


    Our Employment Committee ensures that OECD analysis and recommendations both reflect the need for flexible labor markets and a comprehensive policy approach to job strategies and social policy. It also promotes active social dialogue between employers and policymakers to advance in crucial areas including skills, inclusion in labor markets, and in promoting youth integration.

  • 03.

    Business engagement at OECD

    OECD analysis and studies reflect our views on employment and social policies that support labor market flexibility, employability, private sector growth and job creation.
    The Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Committee on Employment, Social and Labor Affairs, selected sessions
    • OECD Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Working Party on Employment – Selected sessions, by invitation only
    • OECD Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Working Party on Social Policy –Selected sessions by invitation only
    • OECD Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Working Party on Migration –Selected sessions, by invitation only, high–level meetings
  • 02.

    2023 priorities

    • Input to the annual OECD Employment Outlook through consultations with the OECD authors and business input to the draft chapters
    • Participation in the OECD AI and Future of Work projects
    • Lead business engagement in the G20 and G7 Employment processes jointly with other relevant international business organizations
    • Implementation of our 3-pillar strategy for labor markets, providing business representatives an opportunity to exchange with the OECD and governments perspectives for:
    1. Dynamic labor markets
    2. Skills and employability
    3. Inclusion and diversity