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Let’s not lose sight of quality jobs and better long-term outcomes for young people in the response to Covid-1931 Jul 2020
Daryl Sweet considers what is quality employment for young people and how do we ensure access to it, even as the Covid-19 employment crisis threatens the availability of good quality work.
30 Jul 2020
IES Research Economist James Cockett looks behind the headlines of our latest research on internal migration for The Social Mobility Commission and asks if it's now time that policy makers create more opportunities in towns and cities nationwide?
21 Jul 2020
Ed Griffin considers the complexities of conducting a Covid-19 workplace risk assessment and the challenges facing HR in making sure returning staff have the right support.
Labour market statistics: “clearest signs yet” that young people and lowest paid are being hit hardest by crisis16 Jul 2020
Tony Wilson's analysis of this morning's job data indicates that the jobs market continued to weaken during the lockdown and is showing no signs yet of recovery, with one million fewer people in paid employment since the crisis began.
10 Jul 2020
The first three T Levels launch this September but are we doing enough to link young people at risk in the recession to these new high quality Level 3 qualifications? Becci Newton considers the implications for the programme as well as the role it should play in supporting young people’s employment.
The experience and impact of Covid-19 calls for government to use measures beyond GDP to shape our recovery, level-up, and ensure opportunities for everyone9 Jul 2020
Rosie Gloster considers the argument for building and using a broader set of measures beyond GDP to monitor our economic and social progress post-lockdown.
8 Jul 2020
Tony Wilson considers the government's just-announced Plan for Jobs but highlights areas where challenges remain.
'The Covid Generation?’ How do we improve the experience of work and its impact on health for young people?8 Jul 2020
In his first blog for IES, Health Foundation Research Fellow Daryl Sweet discusses his role in a three year project focused on improving the experience and quality of work for young people.
2 Jul 2020
With the government announcing that every young person will be given the chance of an apprenticeship or work placement, Becci Newton takes a closer look at the evolving apprenticeship system and questions if it is enough to offer young people a route out of recession.
29 Jun 2020
In her latest blog, Becci Newton considers the career prospects for graduates entering the labour market in a Covid-19 recession.