Jenny Bimrose, Emeritus Professor at IER, and Tannis Goddard, PhD graduate at IER, have co-authored a new paper as part of an initiative by Future Skills Council, Canada, aimed at promoting the value of career development to post-pandemic recovery.
The paper explores challenges and some possible responses for career development practice in Canada, based on a thorough literature review of relevant international academic and grey literature, author participation in Responsive Career Pathways roundtables, and discussions with two key employees of Canada’s main career development professional associations/bodies.
This Research Note by Wil Hunt, Sudipa Sarkar and Chris Warhurst proposes a methodology based on the use of bespoke employer surveys. Drawing on a new and unique survey of UK business leaders, it illustrates the utility of this approach through the presentation of descriptive findings on the association between introduction of AI and job creation and destruction within organisations.
Both the Prime Minister and Chancellor are promoting 'good jobs' as integral to their vision of a successful future UK economy, post Brexit and net zero carbon. But we haven't heard much from them on good jobs being part of the Levelling Up agenda. Good jobs are not a pick ‘n’ mix option - they should be hardwired into the UK economy, explains Professor Chris Warhurst.
The labour market information system in England is well-developed with a range of organisations at national, regional and local level playing different roles in supplying, interpreting and/or disseminating data and information on the economy and labour market, for the purpose of supporting transitions into and through the labour market. However, the labour market information system for careers guidance support in England has the potential to improve significantly if resources can be harnessed more effectively.
What is now Warwick's Institute for Employment Research (IER) was established in 1981 under the leadership of Professor Robert Lindley.
Our remit was – and still is – to provide high quality research to help solve policy and practice problems locally and globally. We are grateful to our sponsors in government, research councils and charitable foundations for their support over the past 40 years.
Find out more about our research and the personal reflections of a number of staff - past and present - on their time at the IER in this news item.