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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authors: Daniel Dumoulin
Senior Policy and Research Officer at St Mungo’s Broadway
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.
Authors: Tom Levitt
Writer and consultant on business/charity partnerships
Tom Levitt blogs about the role and responsibilities of business.
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
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).
Authors: Jenny Gulliford
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.
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
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.
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.