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Jobs data: Unemployment rising faster than the Great Depression – set to top 3 million by the summer16 Jun 2020
Analysis of this morning’s jobs data by IES has found that unemployment has risen more in the last two months than it did in the first year of the Great Depression.
12 Jun 2020
In National Carers week Dr Zofia Bajorek reflects on the impact that the Covid-19 lockdown has had on the wellbeing and employment outcomes informal carers and how any lessons learnt should be sustained in the next phases of economic recovery and the ‘return to the new normal’.
Racial inequality in the labour market has persisted for decades – we all have to play a part in addressing it9 Jun 2020
Tony Wilson sets out the multiple ways in which racial discrimination still mark the labour market and reflects on what we can all do to address this.
4 Jun 2020
Tony Wilson considers ways in which the Chancellor could use a July budget to boost jobs, arguing that whilst cuts to National Insurance for existing staff could help, they are only part of the solution.
1 Jun 2020
As organisations seek to re-establish more 'normal' operations, Ed Griffin looks at the critical role HR has to play, in helping to develop more effective and viable organisational models for the future.
Can an app help spot the gap? How technology might help address attainment gaps among early years children29 May 2020
Anneka Dawson and colleagues reflect on their recent evaluation study of the Early Years Toolbox and consider what steps can be taken to ensure that children get the support they need as they return to early years settings, post Covid-19.
26 May 2020
Tony Wilson argues that we have the evidence, the money and the capacity to tackle the looming unemployment crisis – what’s needed is swift government action in helping people back into work.
21 May 2020
In a guest blog, workplace wellbeing expert James Rind, shares key questions organisations should be asking employees, in order to adapt their wellbeing strategies to meet new and disrupted ways of working.
20 May 2020
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Zofia Bajorek considers the power of kindness at work, highlighting its role in promoting a greater sense of competence and cohesion in the workplace.
Labour market data: Fastest rise in unemployment since 1947, with the areas with the poorest areas worst hit19 May 2020
Analysis of this morning’s labour market data by IES has found that last month saw the fastest rise in claimant unemployment since the claimant count started in 1971.