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15 May 2012
The Work Foundation’s Summit today (15 May) invited over 90 occupational health and HR specialists to exchange their experiences of managing long-term conditions in the workplace.
Dame Carol Black
Today’s ( 15 May ) summit on Managing Long-Term Health Conditions in the Workplace held by the Work Foundation has gathered over 80 representatives from a range of forward-thinking UK organisations. The interactive event provided HR practitioners and those responsible for employee health and wellbeing with practical tips on supporting those with chronic disease in employment.
Professor Cary L Cooper
14 May 2012
About a month ago Stephen Bevan, myself and Patrick Watt of Goldman Sachs did a webinar on wellbeing in the workplace. We heard from Patrick about what Goldman Sachs was doing to enhance wellbeing amongst its staff, and how this has led to bottom line results for their organisation.
The influence of Fit for Work research now extends far beyond Europe with our study of MSDs in Australia published on 13 May.
Rhian Johns, Private Equity Foundation
11 May 2012
It is easy to assume that youth unemployment is merely another sign of recession Britain. Yet at yesterday’s launch of the Missing Million research programme with David Miliband at The Work Foundation, each of the four speakers pointed to a very different premise.
Dr Wilson Wong
10 May 2012
09 May 2012
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech includes some welcome labour market measures, such as support for more family friendly employment.
Dr Lucy Montgomery
03 May 2012
Earlier this week, David Willetts announced the government’s intention to make publically funded research available for free to readers. This announcement comes in the wake of a tumultuous few months for academic publishers. The boycott of journals published by Elsevier, the Wellcome Trust’s decision to adopt more robust Open Access policies in relation to the research that it funds and, internationally, Harvard University’s proclamation that the cost of journal subscriptions has become ‘untenable’ have added to a growing sense of crisis in the publishing community.
24 April 2012
Last night (23 April) I attended a pre-election mayoral debate, What About Women? at the British Government @LSE, organised by the Fawcett Society, leading campaigners for equality.
18 April 2012
A recent Daily Mail article announcing the NHS plans to pay £1 for every pound of lost weight to eager volunteers has sparked wide debate about the ethics of monetary incentives for healthy behaviours.
Since its launch in 2002, The Work Foundation has been instrumental in influencing change in all areas of work. With so much happening over the past decade, we wanted to highlight ten of our most impactful programmes of the last ten years:
One feature of recent changes in the labour market is a growth in involuntary part-time and temporary workers, those working on a temporary or part-time basis when they would rather find a permanent job or full-time work.
12 April 2012
This morning’s trade figures appeared to be disappointing reading, with the UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services rising to £3.4bn in February from £2.5bn in January. January’s figure itself was an increase from a previously estimated £1.8bn deficit.
Professor Stephen Bevan
11 April 2012
Ten years ago today The Work Foundation was launched at an event in London’s Docklands. It was a bold and, some thought, foolhardy venture. Picking up the baton from its trusted predecessor, The Industrial Society , was always going to be a daunting task. But I’d argue that the vision for the new organisation set out at the time remains compelling and relevant today.
10 April 2012
Facebook's billion-dollar valuation of Instagram makes the less than two year old startup more valuable than the 161 year old The New York Times Company. Only yesterday it had a closing price on the New York Stock Exchange of $946m...