The Labour Market Story: Skills Use at Work

Briefing Paper  | UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) | Jul 2014

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The Labour Market Story is an overarching narrative paper that summarises employment and skills in the UK, and four thematic briefing papers.

This paper assesses how skills are used in the workplace. It considers whether employer demand for skills is of sufficient quality and quantity to effectively utilise the skills available and move businesses up the value chain. It considers approaches to management and skills use at work, and suggests ways of raising employer demand for skills.

The Labour Market Story is based on research undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies, the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, Cambridge Econometrics and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.