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Can good work solve the productivity puzzle?

productivityOver the past six months a team from IER led by Chris Warhurst and Derek Bosworth have been constructing and analysing data on the relationship between good work and productivity in the UK. Some of this work was published in a new report by the Carnegie UK Trust and launched at the RSA in London in January.

To download the report, click here.

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 12:11 | Tags: job quality, productivity

Job quality network meeting at IER

qualityOn 19th December 2019 IER hosts the latest meeting of the Working Life Engagement and Improvement Group' (WLEIG). The Group is a network of researchers and practitioners interested in job quality. Its aim is to improve the quality of working life in relation both to policy and practice within organizations.

The meeting is from 11.00am to 1.30pm and newcomers are welcome to participate. For details, please contact Amanda Kerry:

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 14:19 | Tags: job quality

Peter Elias leads workshop on employment statuses in response to Taylor Review


At the end of January 2019 Professor Peter Elias will lead a workshop on ‘Making employment statuses count: Statistical, legal and social perspectives on atypical workers in the digital age’.

The workshop will be held at the Royal Society of Arts in London and is funded and co-hosted by Deployed. It responds to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices call for clarification on the distinction between dependent contractors and the self-employed.

Wed 30 Jan 2019, 19:21 | Tags: job quality, self-employed

IER to host an event discussing job quality and working life in the UK

speech bubblesIn mid-January IER will host a meeting of the Working Life Engagement and Improvement Group. The group was established in 2018 by social scientists committed to using insights from social science to advance the quality of jobs and working life in the UK.

For further details contact:

Sat 15 Dec 2018, 21:23 | Tags: job quality

Measuring Good Work report launched

job qualityFollowing the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ recommendation that the UK Government should develop new measures of job quality for the UK, a Working Group was established by the RSA and Carnegie UK Trust, and included IER Director Chris Warhurst. The Group has now reported, launching its Measuring Good Work report. The report recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government. These dimensions include pay and benefits, voice and representation, work-life balance and job security. A formal response form the UK Government is expected later this autumn.

Sat 15 Dec 2018, 19:10 | Tags: job quality

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