Commentary on the labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018, indicate that the economy is gradually returning to a healthy state, with a marked increase in the number of full-time and part-time...

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Time to Talk: Are you willing to talk about your mental health at work?

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

People are an organisation’s biggest asset, and the 37 million people that make up the working age population are the greatest economic resource that the UK has. This is why it is important to...

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Achieving a gender balance in the legal profession

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

When Baroness Hale became the first female president of the UK’s Supreme Court earlier this year, I was delighted that her appointment was seen as the opportunity to encourage greater diversity in...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for May to July 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for May to July 2017, released yesterday, show a substantial increase in employment with unemployment falling. Pay growth, however, may be slowing. The latest labour...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for April to June 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for April to June 2017, released yesterday, show a continuation of recent trends, with employment rising and unemployment falling. The evidence on pay, however, is mixed. ...

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Building a more people-centred economy in the UK

Our Autumn Event Series throughout September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Autumn event series "Building a more people-centred economy in the UK" which will open a window on: future challenges, anticipating emerging trends and...

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Shocking BBC pay revelations heralds golden opportunity to model social change

Dr Valerie Stead, Director Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership, Lancaster University Management School

The unsurprising yet still shocking BBC pay revelations of elite employees’ salaries give voice and substance to a pay gap that we know exists but to date has lacked a concrete sense of reality....

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Valuing our NHS staff is important now more than ever

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

I am putting it out there – I love the NHS. I know millions of people across the country do as well.  Having a service that provides free medical treatment - usually of high quality - when we need...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for March to May 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for March to May 2017, released today, show a continued increase in employment. Wage data, however, continue to be a source of concern. The latest labour market...

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Good Work: keeping health in the picture

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The health of the working age population and its relationship to good work is a core interest of ours here at the Work Foundation. Health and work are inextricably linked, and we are pleased to see...

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