Shape the Agenda of Good Work

The UK is going through turbulent times – economically, socially, and...

Fit for Work Call for Action 2016

A call to action under the Slovakian Presidency of the European Council was...

Complexities and Challenges: working with multiple health conditions

People who experience multiple long-term health conditions have poorer outcomes...

In search of the Gig Economy

The first in a series of reports looking at what constitutes the Gig Economy and...

Is welfare to work, working well? Improving employment rates for people with disabilities and long-term conditions

People with long-term conditions and disabilities experience disproportionately...

Peer support for employment: a review of the evidence

Peer support is the process through which people with similar experiences...

Fit for Work UK: My plan for life guide 2016

The aim of 'My plan for life' is to help people with chronic conditions to think...

Wave 2 Growth Hub Programme

As an early initiative in the devolution and local growth agenda, the W2GH...

The City’s Business: helping young Londoners towards and into employment

Nearly one in five young Londoners is unemployed. The capital has the third...

Improving progression from low-paid jobs at city-region level

Existing skills and employment support systems concentrate on getting people...

Working Anywhere

The UK is on the verge of a mobile working ‘tipping point’ – when working...

Don’t stop me now: supporting young people with chronic conditions from education to employment

The sixth policy paper from the Health and Work Policy Unit calls for greater...

The impact of long term conditions on employment and the wider UK economy

This report looks at the economic implications of six long term conditions...

Multiple Sclerosis and Employment in Europe – literature review

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that impairs functioning of the...

Unemployed and overqualified? Graduates in the UK labour market

This report looks at whether the UK is producing too many graduates for the jobs...

This won’t hurt a bit

Supporting small business to be healthy, wealthy and wise Libby McEnhill and...

Going Solo: Does self-employment offer a solution to youth unemployment?

The UK has the largest number of self-employed under 25 in the EU – and three...

The costs and benefits of paying all the lowest-paid care home workers in the UK the Living Wage

Low pay in care homes is widespread and varies with gender, age, location and...

Ethnicity, poverty and youth unemployment

With clear evidence that young people’s early experiences in the labour market...

Investing in a Workforce Fit for the Future

Poor employment outcomes for people with long-term health conditions contradicts...

Health and wellbeing at work: a survey of employees, 2014

A report of research carried out by NatCen Social Research with The Work...

Living long, working well

The fourth paper from the Health at Work Policy Unit considers how, with...

Musculoskeletal Disorders, Workforce Health and Productivity in the United States

This white paper summarizes what is known about musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...

Working with Schizophrenia: Germany

This report highlights the barriers experienced by people with schizophrenia in...

Symptoms of depression and their effects on employment

This study looks at the role that symptoms associated with depression can have...

Why early management of chronic disease in the EU workforce should be a priority

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition calls upon the Latvian Presidency and...

A fit workforce for a fit economy: a collection of Fit for Work good practices

The booklet will showcase interventions aimed at improving healthcare systems to...

Back to Work – Exploring the benefits of early interventions which help people with chronic illness remain in work

This paper explores whether early healthcare interventions that promote work...

Healthy, Working Economies

This paper, the third from the Health at Work Policy Unit, highlights good...

An Evaluation of the ‘IPS in IAPT’ Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot

This paper provides an evaluation of a 6 month pilot project, providing...

The Productivity Imperative: Towards a 21st century model of postal service delivery

This paper describes the productivity challenge, particularly for the postal and...

Fluctuating Conditions, Fluctuating Support

This paper, the second from the Health at Work Policy Unit, looks at the...

Working Well – Promoting job and career opportunities for those with IBD

This report, based on interviews with employers and employees, explores the...

Performance Management HR Thoroughbred or Beast of Burden?

The purpose of this paper is to examine how we can ensure that PM delivers...

The Way Forward: Policy options for improving workforce health in the UK

The Health at Work Policy Unit’s first paper recommends that the government...

An Overview of the Health at Work Policy Unit

This paper outlines the aims and objectives of the Health at Work Policy Unit...