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Event: Graduate careers and Covid-19 - winners and losers

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Speakers: Professors Kate Purcell and Peter Elias, CBE, Gaby Atfield and Dr Erika Kispeter

Date and time: 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm, Thursday, 10 March, 2022. Lunch will be provided for those attending in person, with the online event starting at 1.30 pm

Venue: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick University Library/Zoom

Please register on Eventbrite: face-to-face event or online event.


Fri 25 Feb 2022, 12:43 | Tags: graduates, Futuretrack, employment, Covid-19

Is AI taking your jobs? Lessons from a survey of UK business leaders

workshop announcementDr Wil Hunt and IER’s Dr Sudipa Sarkar and Professor Chris Warhurst will be presenting the findings of their most recent study in a webinar on the impact of AI on jobs at the organisational level on 16 March 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Find out more about this event and register here.

Fri 04 Feb 2022, 08:15 | Tags: employment, artificial intelligence

ReWAGE launched

ReWAGERenewing Work Advisory Group of Experts – has launched. Hosted by IER with the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) at Leeds University, it is an expert advisory group to support the government’s strategic response to the recovery and renewal of work and employment in the UK post-Covid. It will sit into 2022.

It will produce evidence papers, policy briefings and reports for government on specialist topics important for maintaining existing jobs, creating new and better jobs and ensuring a return to a well-functioning labour market. Contact ReWAGE for more information.

Tue 10 Aug 2021, 12:37 | Tags: employment, Covid-19

New Futuretrack Reports: Ten Years On - and the impact of the pandemic on graduate careers

The publication of the Futuretrack Stage 5 study conducted in 2019, led by Professors Peter Elias and Kate Purcell and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, showed ‘how the majority of graduates had by then achieved reasonable job security, with many balancing work and parenting or other caring roles when the pandemic hit’ (see press release). In 2020, the research team went back to respondents to investigate how they had been affected by the Covid restrictions and economic impact and conducted Futuretrack Stage 6.

For full details of the research see:

Tue 13 Jul 2021, 18:16 | Tags: graduates, employment, Covid-19

Carrying the work burden of the Covid-19 pandemic: working class women in the UK – final report out now

Clare Lyonette from IER has been collaborating with Professor Tracey Warren from Nottingham University Business School on a 12-month ESRC-funded project on the impact of Covid on working class women. The final report was published to coincide with a webinar on June 18th.

The authors are also presenting their main findings to the Women and Equalities Committee on June 30th, as part of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant, which focuses on disseminating current Covid-related employment research undertaken by IER to relevant UK parliamentarians, with the hope that it will then feed into their deliberations about economic recovery post-Covid.

More information can be found:

Sun 27 Jun 2021, 18:34 | Tags: gender, employment, Covid-19

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