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New UK Working Lives Survey

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In April the CIPD launched the first report from its new UK Working Lives Survey . It found that whilst half of respondents would work even if they didn’t need the money, over half of respondents also said that their jobs fail to provide decent career development. A team from IER helped develop the survey tool and analyse its results, with Dr Sudipa Sarkar seconded to the CIPD as part of this work.

Thu 07 Jun 2018, 17:28 | Tags: employment, career choices

LMI for All – webinar on accessing labour market information

lmi_image.jpgAccurate, reliable and up-to-date labour market information (LMI) is acknowledged to be essential for successful individual career transitions for individuals making their way into, and through, the labour market. The LMI for All service has been under development at IER since 2012. Its usage across various established websites is testimony to its efficacy and usefulness. Interest in the portal is significant and growing.

The LMI for All database provides a reliable and up-to-date source of national data and careers labour market information. By using the LMI for All API (application programming interface), there is the potential to provide access to data relevant to all individuals at various stages of their learning and career journey for making career decisions. Find out more about the LMI for All service, who is using it and how to access at the next free webinar on 3 May. To register go to the project website.

Women's Career Development Throughout the Lifespan An international exploration

bimrose_et_al_2015_bookcover.pngA new book on women's career development edited by Jenny Bimrose (IER University of Warwick), Mary McMahon (University of Queensland) and Mark Watson (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) is now available.

This multidisciplinary volume pulls together contributions from sociology, management, industrial, organisational and vocational psychology, geography and career guidance. International perspectives from nine countries also provide compelling narratives about the patterns of women’s career development continuing to reflect structural labour market disadvantage. Published on 18 January 2015, the book features chapters from members of IER staff (Professor Jenny Bimrose, Professor Anne Green, Professor Chris Warhurst) and IER Associate Fellows (Professor Nancy Arthur, Dr Simone Haasler, Dr Ying Kuang, Dr Mary McMahon, Professor Philip Taylor, Dr Pamela Suzanne, Massimo Tomassini, Professor Mark Watson).

New report on Northern Ireland’s higher education students published

A new report using Futuretrack data, written by Gaby Atfield and Professor Kate Purcell, has been published by DELNI. The report focuses on students from Northern Ireland studying at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Northern Ireland, students from Northern Ireland studying at HEIs in Great Britain and students from Great Britain studying in Northern Ireland. Findings suggest that Northern Ireland students as a group were happy with the higher education choices they had made. However, the students in the Futuretrack cohort were graduating at a time of recession, and Northern Ireland students were particularly concerned about whether they would see a return on their investment.

Mon 07 Apr 2014, 10:31 | Tags: STEM, higher education, Futuretrack, career choices

Research Workshop: Systems theory, career development learning and constructivist approaches to career counselling

IER Associate Fellow Dr Mary McMahon will be facilitating a workshop as part of an Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowship with the IER and in conjunction with the Career Studies Unit. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 12th June 2013, 1pm -4pm. It will focus on systems theory, career development learning and constructivist approaches to career counselling. Event free and open to all.

Tue 04 Jun 2013, 16:58 | Tags: methods, career choices, careers

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