Employer views needed: The Commission on the Future of Employment Support

IES News

9 Nov 2023

The Commission on the Future of Employment Support has been set up to develop evidence-led proposals for reform of our system of employment support and services, so that it can better meet the needs of individuals, employers and our economy. We are currently developing options for future reform – building on the analysis from our launch reportCall for Evidence and interim findings  that we published in the summer.

We want these proposals to fully involve people and organisations who use employment services now or who would want to use them in a reformed system, those who deliver or commission them, and wider stakeholders. As far as possible, we want to develop proposals that are co-designed, evidence-led and that can command broad support.
We are keen to hear from employers about what they need and want from the public employment service, which we’re defining as any public or publicly-funded services that:

  • help employers to find, recruit and retain the right people for their jobs, and..
  • help people who want to move into work, stay in work or progress in work.

Your views can inform our research and help reform employment support. Please email commission@employment-studies.co.uk to register your interest for a brief 20-30 minute telephone interview, and have your say about how public employment services should be helping employers recruit, develop and retain staff.