Commentary on the labour market statistics for February to April 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for February to April 2017, released today, show a continued fall in the unemployment rate. However, pay settlements also continue to fall. The latest labour market...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.7%). However, increases in pay continue to moderate. The latest labour market...

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The robots are really NOT coming for your jobs

Ian Brinkley

It seems that growing numbers of people think that robots, AI and other forms of automation will replace humans on such a scale at best will see large scale unemployment or at worst that work will be...

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Workforce health – a missing piece in the UK productivity puzzle

Karen Steadman

The 37 million people that make up the UK working age population1 are the greatest economic and resource we have. The physical and psychological health of the working age population is often discussed...

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Betting the budget on mental health

Karen Steadman

Sneaking its way onto p60 of the Budget 2015 documents, my colleague alerted me with some excitement to the ‘package of measures to improve employment outcomes for people with mental health...

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NUS Future of Work Commission takes the measure of the youth labour market

Toni Pearce

Recently whilst I’ve been speaking at events about education and employment, there are many statistics that I have had to repeat all too often and each time they don’t get any less shocking. In...

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A story of change: Managing mental health in a time of transformation

Poppy Jaman

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which means it is asset locked and it reinvests its profits back in to the company’s social objective -  to increase the...

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IBD at work The employer’s perspective

Dr Zofia Bajorek

When discussing the management of long-term conditions in the workplace, employers can come in for a rough time, with the perception that they are not doing enough to help employees with long-term...

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Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE MD FRCP MACP FMedSci

It is estimated that by 2030, four out of ten working age people will have at least one chronic health condition, and some will have several. In many of them the symptoms will fluctuate, often...

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Can mental health be an asset in Europe’s drive for productivity growth

Stephen Bevan

It has long been acknowledged that mental illness can have a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities across Europe. In recent years its impact on wider society, on productivity and...

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