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Warwick Institute for Employment Research

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Established in 1981, the Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) is a leading international social science research centre. Its research is interdisciplinary and made relevant to policy makers and practitioners. It is renowned for consistently delivering high quality research. Research questions are tackled in projects funded by a range of public and private sector organisations and through publications in academic journals. Find out more about IER.

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IER welcome's Dennis Nickson, Professor of Service Work and Employment at the Department of HRM, University of Strathclyde, who has been awarded an IAS Visiting Residential Fellowship 11-17 September 2016.

Professor Nickson’s primary research interests centre on work and employment issues in interactive service work, with a particular concentration on the retail and hospitality industries. He is one of the team – along with Professor Chris Warhurst and the late Professor Anne Witz – who developed the concept of aesthetic labour.


Upcoming event - The Third Midlands Youth Labour Market Forum

Following successful events in 2014 and 2015, The Third Midlands Youth Labour Market Forum, will be held on 23 November at College Court at the University of Leicester. The forum was developed to engage with all those concerned with young people's transitions from education to employment as part of the ESRC-funded Paths2Work research project, Precarious Pathways into Employment for Young People? For more information click here.