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Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Temporary employment has become a focus of policy debate, theory, and research. This book addresses the relationship between temporary employment contracts and employee well-being. It does so within ... More


Establishing the Main Determinants of Worker Well‐Being

David E. Guest and Michael Clinton

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The full model that informs the research explores the potential impact on well‐being of a range of potential factors including forms of organizational support, employability, features of the role and ... More


Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores equality, discrimination, and human rights in relation to employability and ‘welfare-to-work’ policies. It draws extensively on new research from the SEQUAL Project, undertaken for ... More


The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sarah Williams

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

The challenge confronting governments around the world today is to enhance the employability of the workforce. Every effort must be made to expand access to higher education, disregard social ... More


The Promise

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams

in The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

The shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge-based economy gives rise to the value of intelligence and talent as employers focus on diversifying their talent pools. Governments around the ... More


The Science of Gut Feeling

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams

in The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

Because the stakes in managerial labour markets in the new knowledge-based economy (KBE) are high, there seems to be a shift from looking at the hard currencies of employability like certificates, ... More


Players and Purists

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams

in The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

People invest in university education in the hope that, once they graduate, they will be able to find high-paying managerial and professional jobs. Also, these graduates have to view their careers as ... More


The Great Training Robbery 1

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams

in The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

Despite the efforts of individuals to attain higher education and the increasing demand for knowledge workers in the new economy, there are not enough high skilled and high wage jobs to accommodate ... More


The Relationship between Public Employment Services and the Unemployed

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0010
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter argues that the State is no longer seen as a provider of employment, but rather as a provider of ‘employability’ directly focusing on the unemployed (rather than on the labour market or ... More


Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book focuses on policies, primarily in the United Kingdom, which are designed to facilitate the participation of disabled people in wage work. The book takes a critical approach to these ... More


Employability: lack of clarity, lack of protection

Mara A. Yerkes

in Transforming the Dutch welfare state: Social risks and corporatist reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429636
eISBN:
9781447304081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shows that, in the Dutch case, protection of a new social risk – insufficient employability – is possible even without the creation of collective welfare-state protection, namely through ... More


Emerging Issues in the New Economy

Jorma Rantanen

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health and safety is seen in many ways: an investment, protection for workers and their families, a cost to the employer, an ethical responsibility, a public health measure, a human ... More


Introduction: towards a better workfare state, or one beyond it?

Mick Carpenter, Stuart Speeden, and Belinda Freda

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter discusses the possibility of a shifting from the current trend in the United Kingdom to a more disciplinary ‘workfare state’. The first section is on the development of a ... More


Employability in the third age: a qualitative study of older people in the Glasgow labour market

Pamela Clayton

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the employability issues that affect older people in the Glasgow labour market. It focuses on equality issues that are related to age, and highlights the significance of age ... More


A capability approach to individualised and tailor-made activation

Jean-Michel Bonvin and Nicolas Farvaque

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter is concerned with the evaluative function of local agencies in the activation of services provision. It pays special attention to the type of information that is considered relevant and ... More


Re-connecting with ‘what unemployment means’: employability, the experience of unemployment and priorities for policy in an era of crisis

Lindsay Colin

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter provides an insightful appraisal of New Labour's ‘Work First’ supply-side approach to unemployment policy in new circumstances. It reconnects with earlier work by Adrian Sinfield, from a ... More


Excluded youth or young citizens? Ethnicity, young people and the labour market in three EU countries

Gary Craig, Hans Dietrich, and Jerome Gautié

in Young people in Europe: Labour markets and citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345882
eISBN:
9781447304371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter evaluates the process of entry into the labour market for young people of divergent ethnicities in three countries – the UK, France, and Germany – with various traditions, legal ... More


Youth employment, racialised gendering and school–work transitions

Sophie Bowlby, Sally Lloyd Evans, and Clare Roche

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the school–work transitions of young men and women from different ethnic and class backgrounds in the two prosperous towns of Reading and Slough in England at the end of the ... More


Older workers in the labour market: the demographic context

Mike Danson

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The number of people who are fit and able to work is important in the determination of the supply of labour to an economy. In determining this ‘working population’ there are several factors that ... More


The employability of older workers: what works?

Tony Maltby

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The everyday, localised experiences and perceptions of older people in accessing paid work, and their retention and progression in employment, are under-researched and undocumented. Often studies ... More


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