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Hasan Bakhshi and Juan Mateos Garcia, NESTA Policy & Research
14 December 2010
Over the last few years, video games have moved from the periphery to the mainstream....
13 December 2010
The problem with unpaid internships, says the Social Market Foundation in a new pamphlet, is not the principle of 'free work' per se, but how to broaden access to people from less well-off and less well-connected backgrounds...
Stephen Uden, Head of Skills & Economic Affairs, Microsoft Ltd
08 December 2010
In many ways, young people have been the real casualties of the recession. They were major recipients of public services that are now being cut, will ultimately have to pay back the colossal debts being run up and yet are unable to find employment in the current labour market conditions...
17 November 2010
Apprenticeship is the right way to go. The idea of an apprenticeship commands wide respect among businesses and the public. People get them - unlike the jargon-riddled chaos of so much of the vocational skills system.
02 November 2010
'Back in the 1980s when we did that, the result was that employment started shooting up again.' So said Lord Young of Graffham, the Coalition’s new enterprise Tsar on the radio....
21 October 2010
The BBC’s decision to remove human resources (HR) chief Lucy Adams from the board has rekindled the debate over whether HR deserves a place at the top table. It also sends out the wrong signals that the role of senior HR is being downgraded.
21 September 2010
The gig was called 'Where will the jobs come from?'. But when you stage an event at 8 o’clock at night the real question is 'Where will the punters come from?... Fortunately, they came.
26 August 2010
As the public sector seeks to make substantial cost savings as part of the government’s austerity drive, the cult of the biscuit, the pot plant and the desk are all at risk in Whitehall.
23 August 2010
HR Review cite a recent report from Ceridian that confidence and trust in employers has been significantly eroded during the recession. The report shows employees have experienced frozen pay (37%), changes to roles as a result of reorganisation (12%), longer working hours (44%) and challenges to work life balance (40%).
06 August 2010
Last week the DWP released figures about the number of new claimants who have been found fit for work under the new Work Capability Assessment scheme. The assessments place claimants into three groups: support group, work-related activity group and fit for work. Those who are found fit for work are no longer eligible for employment and support allowance.
15 July 2010
An article in the 8 July issue of The Economist highlights the increased focus employers are paying to the psychological wellbeing of workers.
Dean Morley, Deputy HR Director, Pensions, Disability and Carers Service, Dep for Work and Pensions
14 July 2010
On Tuesday 13 June, The Work Foundation held a workshop for their network of partners looking at the drivers shaping the employment relationship over the next ten years, following the launch of the third report, The Deal in 2020.....
12 July 2010
On July 7, The Work Foundation held its third public policy exchange forum on that discussed the links between skills and innovation....
06 July 2010
The Home Secretary’s announcement that police budgets will be hit in the current slashing of the public sector follows in the wake of the 2009 White Paper which called for deep cuts in police budgets...
21 May 2010
Is it a problem for organisations if an employee goes to work when they are sure they should be on sick leave? Are employers concerned about employees going to work unwell?