A modern Industrial Strategy for the UK – can it deliver?

Lesley Giles, Director

The long awaited industrial strategy paper was launched this month, albeit in the form of a green paper, which is out for consultation until 17th April. On one reading, it doesn’t represent a wholly...

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Health and Wellbeing of Carers

Carolyn Barkin, Director of Delivery at Simplyhealth

Currently in the UK, 3 million1 people combine caring for a loved one with paid work. That’s around one in nine workers in the UK with caring responsibilities; amongst employees 50 and over, it...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016

Dr Vincent O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University

The labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016 show a fall in unemployment (now 4.8%), but does this figure accurately represent the number of unemployed people in the UK? The latest labour market...

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Fairness and Practicalities

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

What is fairness? A report published jointly by the Work Foundation and CIPD in 2013 noted that “trying to unravel what fairness is or thinking of ways to better manage it takes us into a...

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Complexities and Challenges: Working with multiple health conditions

Helen Sheldon, Researcher

Our Parliamentary launch of this report could hardly have been better timed to inform the Government’s consultation on its Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability.  Hosted by Lord McKenzie of...

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Why we champion Early Intervention for musculoskeletal conditions

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

The impact of musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs) on people can be significant.  Conditions that affect mobility and dexterity prevent people from doing what they want and need to do.  Some MSKs are...

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Health, disability and work; adapting to change in 2017

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

As we begin 2017, change is the only constant seen across the political world. But whilst the news may be dominated by the Brexit process and a certain presidential transition, it doesn’t mean that...

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Transforming a vision into reality at the ASBAR World Forum

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

As with most things in life - timing is everything. So it was recently when I attended the ASBAR World Forum in Saudi Arabia. Like other Gulf States, Saudi is looking to move from a “rentier”...

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What can be done about obesity in the workplace?

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

On Monday (5th December 2016), Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity was released, with the aim to offer an...

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Mental Health First Aid at the Wellcome Trust

Natasha Gordon, Project Manager in People and Facilities at Wellcome Trust

Employers across the UK are failing to provide adequate support to employees or equip managers with the skills to help them, finds the Mental Health at Work report released this week. More than three...

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