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Dr Zofia Bajorek

Out of Office Etiquette

Authors: Dr Zofia Bajorek

28 August 2014

The effect of smartphones on health and wellbeing has been discussed a lot recently, including how working overtime can negatively affect your health and wellbeing due to the increase in stress and fatigue caused by excessive work.

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Dr Zofia Bajorek

Healthy Teachers, Higher Marks? Establishing a line between teacher health and wellbeing, and student outcomes?

Authors: Dr Zofia Bajorek

22 August 2014

The Work Foundation, in partnership with the Teacher Support Network, has undertaken a literature review focussing on this relationship. From an organisational perspective, employee wellbeing is important for quality, performance and productivity, and is strongly related to work stress and employee absence.

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Ian Brinkley

Piecing together the self-employment puzzle

Authors: Ian Brinkley

21 August 2014

The ONS statistics on self-employment released yesterday tell us a number of important things about the labour market recovery.

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Kelly Matthews

Behind the good news: young people are still bearing the brunt of unemployment in the UK

Authors: Kelly Matthews PR Manager, Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation

20 August 2014

Last week’s ONS figures showed that unemployment is at a six-year low and the number of young people out of work fell by 102,000 - the largest drop since records began in the early 1990s.

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Professor Stephen  Bevan

Mind the Gap 2

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan

19 August 2014

More than forty years after the Equal Pay Act the gender pay gap for senior women over 40 is now 35%.

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Professor Stephen  Bevan

Mind the Gap

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan

18 August 2014

“For the first time in history officers of a company can become seriously rich without risking any of their own money. Their rewards are so beyond those of ordinary people that they risk being seen as aliens from another galaxy.”

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Ian Brinkley

Dismal pay figures leave many scratching their heads

Authors: Ian Brinkley

13 August 2014

The pay figures published today show a dismal picture for many of those in work. Average weekly earnings fell by 0.2 per cent comparing the three months to June with the same three months a year ago.

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Kathryn  Ray

Income transfers remain key to tackling working poverty

Authors: Kathryn Ray

13 August 2014

Today’s labour market statistics, as expected, show strong employment growth but a bleak picture on wages; with pay (excluding bonuses) only 0.6% higher than this time last year, and earnings growth continuing to be outpaced by inflation. Clearly wages at the lower end of the labour market are insufficient to meet the rising costs of living.

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Professor Geraint Johnes

August Director's Report

Authors: Professor Geraint Johnes

13 August 2014

Over the last 30 years, life expectancy at birth in the UK has been increasing by 2½ years per decade. A boy born now can expect to live to the age of 79, while a girl can expect to live to the age of 83. Moreover, the increase in life expectancy that we have seen in recent decades is expected to continue, so children born in 2030 will expect to live even longer than those born now.

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Dr Tyna Taskila

Should I stay at home or go back to work? The positive aspects of presenteeism

Authors: Dr Tyna Taskila

04 August 2014

In recent discussions on employee health and wellbeing, increasing attention has been paid to presenteeism. However, is presenteeism always a negative phenomenon causing harm to employees' health?

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Mike Kelly

The Living Wage is here to stay

Authors: Mike Kelly Chair of the Living Wage Foundation and Head of Living Wage, KPMG LLP

01 August 2014

The Living Wage has been described by many commentators as an idea whose time has come. Yet many of the employers who look at becoming Living Wage Accredited organisations risk missing out on many of the advantages, simply because they think of it as a series of adjustments to pay scales for the lowest paid

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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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