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Culture Change through High Performance Working

By Jabeel Mahmood, Research and Policy Officer Since the economic downturn in 2008, the UK has faced a ‘productivity puzzle’, where productivity has mostly stagnated. There are many different...

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New Work Foundation research identifies critical issues and evidence gaps regarding talent and diversity in the creative industries

By Heather Carey and Melanie Wilkes The Work Foundation is part of an exciting new research consortium, the Policy and Evidence Centre for Creative Industries (PEC). We are leading research within the...

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Taking the long view…. preparing for the future of work in the UK screen industries

Heather Carey

By Heather Carey, Interim Director, Work Foundation In a climate where there is so much focus on the short-term – fluctuations in the financial markets, Brexit, the election – it’s always...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for March to May 2019

Following the pattern of recent months, the labour market statistics exhibit a shift towards less secure forms of employment. While the overall employment level continued to rise in the three months...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for January 2019 to March 2019

The latest employment data indicate continued growth, but there has been a potentially important shift in the underlying components of this growth. The number of full-time employees fell in the...

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Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic...

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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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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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