Commentary on the labour market statistics for August to October 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The latest labour force statistics provide further evidence that the labour market has peaked and is now starting to turn down. December ONS labour market statistics  show employment fell by some...

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A formula for success

Helen Sheldon, Researcher at the Work Foundation

In 2015 when I joined the Work Foundation, one of the first things I worked on with my colleagues here was a study to determine where UK businesses were at in terms of reaching a ‘Tipping Point’...

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Project preview: Fringe benefits – improving business performance and tackling in-work poverty

Heather Carey, Deputy Director, Work Foundation

Earlier this month we celebrated Living Wage Week, recognising the commitment made by over 3,700 businesses to pay their staff a fair wage, that reflects the real cost of living in different parts of...

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Achieving a gender balance in the legal profession

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

When Baroness Hale became the first female president of the UK’s Supreme Court earlier this year, I was delighted that her appointment was seen as the opportunity to encourage greater diversity in...

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Building a more people-centred economy in the UK

Our Autumn Event Series throughout September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Autumn event series "Building a more people-centred economy in the UK" which will open a window on: future challenges, anticipating emerging trends and...

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Good Work: keeping health in the picture

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The health of the working age population and its relationship to good work is a core interest of ours here at the Work Foundation. Health and work are inextricably linked, and we are pleased to see...

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Ensuring the Future of Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

Today, the much anticipated ‘Good Work’ review on modern working practices was published. We welcome this report, its findings and recommendations, not least for its formal recognition for the...

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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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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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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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