"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.
"It is still more about dousing the fires than thinking about how to rebuild the damaged house." Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, comments on the Chancellor's revisions to the Job Support Scheme.
"Today’s ONS’s Labour Market Overview for October is not optimistic. Without doubt the region’s labour market is in for a bumpy few months. But there is also a need to think now about the region’s future and how 2021 might play out." Professor Terence Hogarth of IER analyses what today's ONS statistics reveal about the labour market prospects for the West Midlands.