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8 Dec 2021
Reviewing the events of Living Wage Week and the learning from an expert roundtable on the issue he organised recently, Duncan Brown argues that national progress needs to be extended internationally as we emerge from the pandemic.
3 Dec 2021
Becci Newton reflects on the long standing issues around remuneration and quality of work in the adult social care sector and considers a series of recommendations to improve pay and progression in employment.
1 Dec 2021
In light of the government’s open consultation on flexible working proposals coming to an end, Astrid Allen looks at the limitations of legislation versus the need for cultural change and how some progressive employers are maximising the recruitment and cost benefits that flexibility can deliver.
29 Nov 2021
Reflecting on the sharp rise in early retirement among older workers, Zofia Bajorek highlights the actions that employers can take to address the needs of these employees, and avoid losing the skills, knowledge and economic productivity that they bring to the workplace.
25 Nov 2021
Cristiana Orlando summarises findings from her recent research on the impacts of Covid-19 on youth employment and finds that despite falls in unemployment, the pandemic has seen significant deteriorations in working conditions, access to training and mental health for young people.
16 Nov 2021
We’ve never seen jobs being filled at a faster rate than now, with three quarters of a million people starting a new job every month since Covid restrictions were eased.
4 Nov 2021
Cristiana Orlando looks at the impact of the national minimum and national living wage increase, and questions whether the increase goes far enough in achieving any positive outcomes for young people.
‘High wage, high skills, high productivity!’ Is progression in employment high enough on the employer agenda?14 Oct 2021
With the 'levelling up' agenda central to government economic policy, Zofia Bajorek considers what can be done to open up employment progression opportunities for those at risk of being trapped in a low pay, low skill equilibrium.
12 Oct 2021
Today’s figures show that labour shortages are now affecting the whole economy, with fewer unemployed people per vacancy than at any time in at least forty years.
16 Sep 2021
Zofia Bajorek details the latest output from the PURPOSE programme, a toolkit for employers to establish a return-to-workplace plan for employees living with obesity.