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Tony Wilson
We need more than a task force for ‘British jobs’: we need to rewire our approach to employment and skills

22 May 2024

IES Director Tony Wilson considers the government's announcement of a new task force to address skills and labour shortages and calls for a reformed approach to employment services based on open access to support, a different approach to those out of work, coherent engagement and support for employers, and meaningful partnership and alignment across services.

Zofia Bajorek
Mental Health Awareness Week: how moving ‘fairness’ up the organisational agenda could reap wellbeing benefits.

13 May 2024

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Zofia Bajorek looks at the issue of fairness at work and calls for employers to review workplace policies and practices to ensure that positive employee wellbeing is supported and maintained.

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