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Matching skills to jobs boosts happiness, productivity and innovation

Encouraging employers to make the most of their employees’ skills can improve productivity, reduce inequality, and contribute to economic growth, according to a new report launched by the OECD and the University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

Wed 08 November 2017, 15:30 | Tags: social sciences, Social Science, Institute for Employment Research, work

University of Warwick scoops four Leverhulme prizes

Four University of Warwick academics have won Philip Leverhulme Prizes in the 2017 awards round.

Warwick Law Professor shortlisted for crime writing award

Professor Andrew Williams from the University of Warwick’s School of Law has been shortlisted for a prestigious Crime Writers Association (CWA) Daggers award. His 2016 book, A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the end of WWII is one of six short-listed titles in the non-fiction category.

Tue 24 October 2017, 10:51 | Tags: Publishing, Social Science, Law

Professor Celia Lury elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has awarded a Fellowship to Professor Celia Lury, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick. Each year a number of Fellowships are awarded to recognise leading social scientists, who are judged on the excellence and impact of their work in using social science for public benefit. 

Mon 16 October 2017, 13:37 | Tags: Social Science, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Workplace wellbeing needs holistic approach

Erika Kispeter and Sally Wright from the University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) examined how Suffolk County Council has responded to the challenge of managing mental health at work. The case study is published today [10] alongside new Acas guidelines to mark World Mental Health Day.

Tue 10 October 2017, 10:29 | Tags: Social Science, Institute for Employment Research, mental health

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