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young people discussingCooperatives and social enterprises

A new report, co-written for Eurofound by Peter Dickinson and Chris Warhurst of IER, examines cooperatives’ and social enterprises’ resilience to economic changes.

Based on new research it highlights how the management practices of these organisations help sustain employment levels and deliver goods jobs in the face of structural and cyclical economic changes.

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computerThe future of 'digital skills'

A new report written by Erika Kispeter about the current and future demand for digital skills at the work has just been published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The report argues that digital skills should not be looked at in isolation from other skills, pointing to a need for ‘21st century skills’, especially interpersonal skills, cognitive competencies and learning strategies with creative use of digital skills becoming increasingly important.

GSR logosIER literature reviews, commissioned as part of the Augar Review, published

The Department for Education published three IER literature reviews commissioned as part of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding.

They cover: (a) choices students make between different post-18 education routes; (b) graduate choices in post-education jobs and careers; and (c) the wider (non-market) benefits of post-18 education for individuals and society. Read more here and a press release for (a) here.