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Paul Jenkins, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness
11 February 2013
Perhaps the biggest barrier of all facing people with schizophrenia trying to get into jobs is stigma. We need to see a fundamental shift in attitudes across society.
Dr Tyna Taskila
04 February 2013
World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness about the reality of living with cancer. The perception that cancer is a death sentence still widely exists, however, thanks to early detection and better treatment, cancer has increasingly become a chronic illness. Changing the image of cancer and breaking down myths related to cancer are key factors in the success.
Dr Neil Lee
01 February 2013
New evidence from the 2011 Census data on the geography of skills concerning. Better qualified people tend to earn more, so the geography of skilled workers is one of the main drivers of regional disparities.
29 January 2013
During an event held at The Work Foundation, Mr. Stefano Scarpetta, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs at the OECD, Ms Angela Constance, Minister for Youth Employment in Scotland & Ms Joanneke Balfoot, Head of Economics at the Dutch Embassy discussed youth unemployment in the global context.
28 January 2013
As the first findings of WERS 2011 are published, we find that most of Britain’s workplaces seem to have weathered the greatest economic shock of the post war period reasonably well.
25 January 2013
Good careers advice and guidance is essential to help young people make important choices about how to navigate an increasingly complex labour market transition. However, a new report from the Education Select Committee highlights a “worrying deterioration” in careers guidance following changes brought in through the Education Act in 2011.
24 January 2013
Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards and CEO of MOBO Organisation, reflects on an inspiring morning with London Fusion.
Dr John Chisholm CBE
23 January 2013
Dr John Chisholm comments on the government's response Sickness Absence Review by Dame Carol Black and David Frost (published in November 2011).
Sarah Cole, co- director of Time/Image and resident at C4CC
Last Wednesday (16 Jan) I had the privilege of speaking at the launch event of the exciting London Fusion project, designed to inspire new entrepreneurs. I talked about the history of my company and how projects like London Fusion can help new SMEs to blossom.
This week, as post-Christmas blues, poor weather, returning to work and the arrival of unwelcome energy bills all combined to lower the national mood (annually dubbed Blue Monday), we provided a sneak preview to our partners of a forthcoming report through a webinar with a distinguished panel.
Dr Caroline Elliott and Dr Kwok Tong Soo
Dr Caroline Elliott and Dr Kwok Tong Soo from Lancaster University Management School discuss their recent research on MBA's in light of recent news on student applications and levels of graduate employment.
18 January 2013
Message from senior management by Anthony Jenkins of Barclays – admitting mistakes but also setting a course for positive change - is a welcome sign of the evolution of organisational culture.
15 January 2013
When the Government’s Work Programme appears to be failing homeless people, the importance of local third sector organisations becomes more clear.
04 January 2013
The Labour Party today called for the introduction of a Jobs Guarantee scheme, which would provide the 130,000 people in the UK who have been unemployed for over 2 years, a minimum wage paying job for a period of six-months. After this period, recipients would be expected to find a permanent job or revert to benefits. Those refusing to take the job would potentially lose their benefit entitlement. This follows Labour’s call for a ‘Youth Jobs Guarantee’ scheme (for those aged 16-24) last year.
20 December 2012
The Big Innovation Centre believes it is important to celebrate the most innovative companies in our country.