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Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic...

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Embedding work and related outcomes into social prescribing

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

Recent years have seen increasing interest from high level policymakers in social prescribing as a means of improving public health and wellbeing generally and specifically as a route to work. Our...

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Getting Skills Right

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

On the 13th of February 2019 we hosted at the Work Foundation the launch of the OECD’s report on “Getting Skills Right: Future-ready adult learning systems” funded by JPMorgan Chase...

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Flashbacks to the past at the Work Foundation

Rebecca Florisson, Policy Analyst

The Work Foundation history includes two world wars, the emergence of the computer, several global financial crises, joining the European Union and perhaps, by the time this arrives in your inbox,...

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Lancaster University parliamentary event

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

At a time when the UK Government is rightly asking more from its Universities to help it deliver its ambitions, as set out in the Industrial Strategy, Lancaster University ran an event at the heart...

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Workplace health and wellbeing

Melanie Wilkes, Policy Advisor

Last week, I explored trends in sickness absence workplace health and wellbeing at Inside Govt’s ‘Effectively Reducing Sickness Absence’ conference. We all know that workplace health...

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Productivity results for ‘Be the Business’ Business Festival

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

March 2019 saw the publication of research conducted by the Work Foundation for Be the Business: Raising UK competitiveness: Inside the mindsets of leaders of firms. Be the Business was established...

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Where will the next generation of ‘creatives’ come from?

Heather Carey, Deputy Director of the Work Foundation

Last week I was invited to speak on the topic of the future of work at the NESTA Creative Economy 2019 symposium entitled ‘Alternative Futures’. This event brought together policy-makers,...

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