Let’s join the campaign and create more Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

The policy world may have taken a pause, with the calling of a snap election, but our work advancing the importance and value of good work must press ahead as nothing in the modern global economy ever...

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What do we mean by ‘work as a health outcome’?

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The quality of work is important. This is as true in terms of productivity and job satisfaction as it is in terms of health. There is a considerable body of research demonstrating how work contributes...

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Social prescribing; can it boost employment chances?

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

There is a growing recognition among UK policymakers that a person’s health is not simply determined by their medical status. Fulfilment of social, emotional and practical needs also play a role in...

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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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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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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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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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Labour market stats September 2016

Professor Geraint Johnes

The latest statistics reflect continued strength in the labour market. There have been considerable gains in the number of workers in full-time jobs - 113000 more employees in full-time employment and...

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Labour market stats July 2016

Professor Geraint Johnes

Statistics released earlier today portray a labour market that is continuing to develop steadily. Over the quarter to May, unemployment fell by some 54000, and the unemployment rate now stands at...

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