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Warwick experts analyse how inward investment is likely to be affected by Brexit

The University of Warwick has published the second in a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit for the job market, workers’ rights, and employment policy. Job Loss and Job Creation – Pitfalls and Opportunities? summarises recent research from the University of Warwick on the likely effects of Brexit on inward foreign direct investment (FDI); on the complex interrelationships between inward FDI and employment restructuring; and makes research-led policy recommendations for a post-Brexit industrial strategy.

Army spouses to be the focus for new Warwick employment research project

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has partnered with the University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research (IER) on a new research project exploring real and perceived barriers to employment for Army families.

Tue 21 November 2017, 15:29 | Tags: Social Science, Institute for Employment Research, Employment, work

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

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

Work experience, contacts and confidence needed to secure fulfilling employment

A new study led by the University of Warwick raises concerns that employment and career development opportunities for young people are becoming polarised between those with the resources to access secure, fulfilling employment and those on the path to precarious and unpredictable working lives with poor prospects.

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