Labour Market Stats March 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The latest labour market statistics show a large rise in employment and a fall in unemployment (with the rate down to 4.7%). The big gain has come from full-time self-employment – a rise of some...

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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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2017 – The year to change the way we work?

Lesley Giles, Director

As we set down our champagne glasses from welcoming in 2017, should we think of our glass as half empty or half full when we think about the future of work? On the one hand, the glass is half empty...

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Not all gigs are equal

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA

Since Hillary Clinton used the term “gig economy” in July 2015 there have been as many reports as there are definitions to describe what we mean by the term. As our first report “In Search of...

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Office life – the changing ways of working

Lilli Hender

The modern office as we know it first came into effect in the early twentieth century and it has been evolving ever since. When it comes to design and working practices, office workers have witnessed...

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Spotlight on older workers

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA

It was a pleasure to take part in a lively debate at the APPG for Skills and Employment when I gave evidence on older workers and the challenges of retention, re-training and re-skilling. With the...

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The robots are really NOT coming for your jobs

Ian Brinkley

It seems that growing numbers of people think that robots, AI and other forms of automation will replace humans on such a scale at best will see large scale unemployment or at worst that work will be...

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The future of work is a degree

Ian Brinkley

The latest projections of labour market change from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) sets out expected changes by sector and occupation over the ten years between 2014 and 2024. In...

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NUS Future of Work Commission takes the measure of the youth labour market

Toni Pearce

Recently whilst I’ve been speaking at events about education and employment, there are many statistics that I have had to repeat all too often and each time they don’t get any less shocking. In...

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