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.
A range of IER research was presented at the recent 44th International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) online international conference 'Maximizing Potential of Career Guidance'. The conference was attended by career guidance and counselling professionals to share research and practice on how career guidance can maximise the potential of individuals and communities, education and economies.
A new report, Longer-term Employment Outcomes of Ex-Service Personnel, looks beyond the first two years of resettlement.
This research has found that UK veterans face challenges finding longer-term civilian careers that enable them to reach their full potential. The Longer-term Employment Outcomes of Ex-Service Personnel report from QinetiQ, in partnership with Warwick Institute for Employment Research and RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, and commissioned by Forces in Mind Trust (FIMT), is one of the first UK studies to explore the longer-term employment outcomes for veterans, beyond the first two years of resettlement.