IER’s Dr Sangwoo Lee presented one of his recent research papers at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) Seminar on 23 January 2024. This paper, co-authored with Prof Francis Green at UCL, examines trends in job quality, the gender job quality disparity and the job quality premium.
Promoting decent work through public procurement in cleaning and private security services - country report Denmark
Buying decent work has attracted increased political and academic attention in Denmark, where especially trade unions and centre-left political parties have pushed the agenda for applying labour clauses in public procurement as well as ensure their enforcement. All Danish regional authorities and nine out of ten Danish municipalities apply labour clauses in some of their publicly procured work.
Time to broaden the definition of graduates’ labour market outcomes: Job quality premium - Blog by Sangwoo Lee
The quality of paid work has become an essential component of individuals’ well-being in modern-day capitalism, and there has been a surge in policy discourse surrounding the objective of ‘more and better jobs’ (as articulated by the OECD) or ‘decent work’ (as outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals) over the past two decades.
In November, Director of IER, Chris Warhurst presented at a string of events on:
- ‘Mapping the Good Work policy terrain’ to the Department of Business & Trade;
- ‘Good Work and Productivity’ to a Productivity Institute event held at Warwick Business School as part of the Productivity Week; and
- ‘Industry 5.0’ at the Digital Manufacturing Conference held in Cambridge.
At the end of October Dr Emily Erickson and Prof. Chris Warhurst of IER presented a report on the business case for more good jobs to the Board of the Northern Ireland Labour Relations Agency. The focus was on the links between good jobs on the one hand and, on the other hand, innovation, productivity and employee wellbeing within firms. Based on the findings, the report makes several recommendations for enhancing policy in Northern Ireland on good jobs.