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Kate Summers

Connecting People with Jobs: Considering the bigger and smaller picture

Authors: Kate Summers

16 July 2014

Our researcher Kate Summers reflects on the OECD report 'Connecting People with Jobs: Activation policies in the United Kingdom' which was launched at The Work Foundation on 15 July.

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Professor Geraint Johnes

July's Director's report

Authors: Professor Geraint Johnes

15 July 2014

This month Geraint Johnes discusses the impact of the scarring affects of unemployment, specifically on men and young people.

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Dr Zofia Bajorek

Smartphones: A blessing or a curse?

Authors: Dr Zofia Bajorek

10 July 2014

Research from Institute of Leadership Management yesterday ( 9 July) highlighted that half of UK managers work at least an extra day of overtime a week. The report made for some uncomfortable reading: 65% of managers reported feeling under pressure to work extra hours, only 13% felt they had good work-life balance. Smartphone technology came under attack as a contributor to being overworked

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Karen Steadman

Staying in bed for the summer…. would you do a duvet day?

Authors: Karen Steadman

02 July 2014

With the sun shining and national sports heroes are playing late into the night, Karen Steadman looks at a new survey which has come out looking at whether these factors lead to people calling in sick – legitimately or otherwise.

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Ian Brinkley

Rebalancing the creative economy

Authors: Ian Brinkley

30 June 2014

The creative economy in the UK is booming – at least that is what the latest job figures from DCMS seem to be telling us. Between 2011 and 2013 total employment went up by nearly 9 per cent against a national average for all jobs of 2.5 per cent. For those who fear the robots are coming for our jobs there may be some comfort that creativity is still a big source of new employment opportunities.

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Ian Brinkley

The latest quarterly data from the Bell-Blanchflower underemployment index

Authors: Ian Brinkley

27 June 2014

Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation , comments on the latest Bell - Blanchflower underemployment index which are published quarterly on The Work Foundation website.

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Ian Brinkley

Zero hours- where to now?

Authors: Ian Brinkley

25 June 2014

The Coalition is currently translating its commitment to ban 'exclusivity' on zero hours contracts into law. Employers who are not prepared to make a commitment to their employees on hours of work will no longer be able to insist they only work for that employer. This seems a sensible measure, though I would expect the number of cases to be small.

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Daniel Dumoulin

English, maths – and homelessness

Authors: Daniel Dumoulin Senior Policy and Research Officer at St Mungo’s Broadway

25 June 2014

Daniel Dumoulin writes about the launch of a new report called Reading Counts which was produced by St Mungo’s Broadway, with The Work Foundation, and sets out the challenges around English and maths skills faced by people who are homeless.

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Tom Levitt

Welcome to GoodCo

Authors: Tom Levitt Writer and consultant on business/charity partnerships

25 June 2014

Tom Levitt blogs about the role and responsibilities of business.

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Ian Brinkley

Tough Love? Young people and training allowances

Authors: Ian Brinkley

20 June 2014

The Labour Party yesterday endorsed a proposal from the IPPR to introduce a training allowance for some young people with less than level 3 qualifications (roughly the equivalent of A-levels). It has been widely reported as an example of “tough love” – yet the proposal deserves more serious consideration

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Professor Stephen  Bevan

Prevention is better than cure – except in healthcare?

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan

17 June 2014

Stephen Bevan discusses the role of work in healthcare and health issues relating to the launch of 'Recipes for Sustainable Healthcare' report is being launched in Parliament today (Tuesday 16 June).

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Why are out of work men more likely to be ill, and what can we do about it?

16 June 2014

Jenny Gulliford, Policy and Research Officer at The Work Foundation talks about the findings of her latest report ‘Sick of Being Unemployed' which highlights the health issues of out of work men and how support services are failing to address them.

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Karen Steadman

Good work is good mental health – getting the message to business leaders

Authors: Karen Steadman

13 June 2014

Following on from The Work Foundation partnership mental health roundtable, Karen Steadman blogs about getting the mental health message to senior business leaders

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Ian Brinkley

The recovery and North - South divides

Authors: Ian Brinkley

12 June 2014

Ian Brinkley looks at the latest labour market statistics in a regional context which highlights a growing divide opening up between a job rich recovery in the South and the rest of the country.

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Robert  Elston

How the 'beautiful game' can help those with mental health needs return to work

Authors: Robert Elston Chief Executive of Status Employment,

11 June 2014

Robert Elston of Status Employment explains the role that sport and ,in particular. their football team is playing in helping those with mental health needs prepare for a return to work. Status Employment was a case study in the recently launched report about men's health and unemployment with the Men's Health Forum.

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