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Co-operatives and social enterprises may hold the key to more and better jobs

Academics from Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research have found that co-operatives and social enterprises achieve employment growth at least on a par with other types of organisation, and also create good quality jobs. The research is published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).


Financial returns, job prospects and lifestyle factors drive young people’s post-18 choices

Young people are making decisions about what they plan to do after leaving formal education as early as Year 7 or 8, with parents, teachers and friends being their preferred information sources, according to a new report by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research for the Department for Education.


5th Futuretrack survey about to launch

An online survey catching up with UK graduates almost ten years after their graduation to gather data on their working lives is about to launch. The survey is a key part of the fieldwork for the fifth wave of the unique Futuretrack longitudinal study into the careers of UK graduates. 


'No deal' Brexit could put almost 20 per cent of UK jobs at risk, finds new study

In a new study, experts from Aston Business School, Warwick Business School, and the University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research have found that a hard Brexit could disproportionately hurt economically weaker regions of the UK and recommend that a post-Brexit regional industrial strategy should focus on sectors where free trade with the EU is less important.


New initiative to measure the gig economy

Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research has teamed up with Innovate UK and Deployed – a technology start-up using data science to better define work - to host a workshop at the Royal Society of Arts in London. The workshop brought together experts including academics, statisticians, lawyers, trade union representatives, think tanks and government to address the definition and classification of self-employed workers, both professionals and those working in the gig economy. The workshop also featured an opening address from Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, who led the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in 2017.


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