Satisfied with a Bad Job?
Posted by Glynne Williams in School of Business Blog on December 17, 2015
Unemployment stands at a seven year low. This headline shouldn’t satisfy today’s many ‘zero-hours’ contracts (ZHCs) workers, despite what they are reported to have said, argues Glynne Williams, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the School. According to the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), there are now around 1.3 million ZHCs. Even allowing for […]
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Posted by Daniela Rudloff in School of Business Blog on July 15, 2015
Iain Duncan Smith MP was in uncharacteristically exuberant mood during last week’s Budget speech. Daniela Rudloff, Lecturer at the School and Director of Undergraduate Studies, was not. While the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was presenting the first conservative budget for eighteen years, many would have been reacting as I was: with a growing […]
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Intergenerational Warfare, or, Intergenerational Bargaining?
Posted by Glynne Williams in School of Business Blog on April 16, 2014
The generation game is getting personal, according to Glynne Williams and Vanessa Beck. ‘Generation gap’ once referred to the gulf in culture and understanding between teenagers and their parents. Now that the baby boomers are approaching old age, however, it is made to refer to a pernicious economic divide. What began in 2008 as a […]
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A Price worth Paying? Short Term Economic Recovery and the Loss of a Generation
Posted by Melanie Simms in School of Business Blog on February 5, 2014
Melanie Simms, Professor of Work and Employment at the School, highlights the under-reported blind-spot in the over-reported fact of an emergent economic recovery: today’s youth are unlikely to be experiencing it. It is roughly a decade since researchers and policy makers began raising serious concerns about the approximately one million young people who are Not […]
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