As the Government publishes its consultation on extending the ‘right to request’ flexible working to the first day of a job, Dr Erika Kispeter of the Institute for Employment Research comments on the impact this could make.
"It is important that people possess skills which are relevant to the labour market. Equally, it is important that people have access to training which will keep their skills up to date. The government clearly recognises these two points with its Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Lifelong Loan Entitlement announced today." Professor Terence Hogarth from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research comments on proposed adult education reforms.
"Having older workers back in jobs is vital both for their sake and the sake of the public purse. Actions are needed on the demand and supply side of the labour market." Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, comments on analysis from the Resolution Foundation revealing a U-shaped crisis with unemployment rising faster for younger and older workers
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP has urged firms not to give up on the office, highlighting the challenges for those new in role of getting to know their peers, picking up the culture of an organisation, or finding mentors if they are working exclusively from home. Dr Erika Kispeter, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Institute for Employment Research, outlines what research has found on these issues.
With takeaway delivery company Deliveroo due to list on the stock exchange, there have been reports that some investors are not intending to buy Deliveroo shares due to concerns over workers' rights. Professor Chris Warhurst of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research comments.