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Getting Skills Right

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

On the 13th of February 2019 we hosted at the Work Foundation the launch of the OECD’s report on “Getting Skills Right: Future-ready adult learning systems” funded by JPMorgan Chase...

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Flashbacks to the past at the Work Foundation

Rebecca Florisson, Policy Analyst

The Work Foundation history includes two world wars, the emergence of the computer, several global financial crises, joining the European Union and perhaps, by the time this arrives in your inbox,...

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Lancaster University parliamentary event

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

At a time when the UK Government is rightly asking more from its Universities to help it deliver its ambitions, as set out in the Industrial Strategy, Lancaster University ran an event at the heart...

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Workplace health and wellbeing

Melanie Wilkes, Policy Advisor

Last week, I explored trends in sickness absence workplace health and wellbeing at Inside Govt’s ‘Effectively Reducing Sickness Absence’ conference. We all know that workplace health...

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Productivity results for ‘Be the Business’ Business Festival

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

March 2019 saw the publication of research conducted by the Work Foundation for Be the Business: Raising UK competitiveness: Inside the mindsets of leaders of firms. Be the Business was established...

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Where will the next generation of ‘creatives’ come from?

Heather Carey, Deputy Director of the Work Foundation

Last week I was invited to speak on the topic of the future of work at the NESTA Creative Economy 2019 symposium entitled ‘Alternative Futures’. This event brought together policy-makers,...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for November 2018 to January 2019

Prof Geraint Johnes

The latest labour market statistics reveal continued buoyancy in employment. Over the quarter to January of this year, there have been increases of 93000, 59000 and 61000 respectively in full-time...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for October to December 2018

The latest labour market statistics show a continued increase in the overall level of employment, and a fall in unemployment. The number of full-time employees increased by 61000 over the last three...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for August to October 2018

The latest labour force statistics indicate a rise in unemployment of 20000 over the quarter to August-October this year, the unemployment rate now standing at 4.1%. Employment, however, has...

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Will digitalisation promote Good Work for All?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the 6th OECD World Forum (see accompanying blog) on the impact of digitalisation on the future of work. Naturally given the Work Foundation’s mission, it...

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