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Engaging employers in employabiilty and skills programmes

Posted By Heather Ette, 25 November 2017

Engaging employers in employability and skills programmes

Wednesday 13th December, Central London
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In this workshop, Dr Jo Ingold (Leeds University Business School) will present findings from comparative research into ‘Employer engagement in Active Labour Market Programmes in the UK and Denmark’. Funded by an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, this innovative project has resulted in a detailed analysis of the views and experiences of both employers and organisations that deliver employment and skills provision.

Findings will be shared from a survey of over 1,500 employers and 100 in-depth interviews with employers and employability and skills providers in the UK and Denmark. Potential lessons for policy design and delivery will also be shared.

The workshop will explore:

• Employers’ perspectives on employability and skills programmes

• A model of ‘Instrumental and Relational Employer Engagement’

• The role of inter-organisational relationships in effective employer engagement

• How we can encourage employers to recruit from disadvantaged groups

• Translating the lessons from this comparative research to the evolving UK context (including devolution and Brexit).

This event will be of significant interest to policymakers, practitioners and influencers, as well as to academics researching and teaching in the area of labour market policy and human resource management. The presentation of findings will be followed by an interactive panel discussion and Q&A chaired by Fran Parry (FRSA FIEP), MD of Bright Sparks Consultancy and Associate Director of the Learning and Work Institute. The panel will include Sophie Brooks, Strategic Lead for Employability, Marks and Spencer and Jørgen Bang-Peterson, DA (Confederation of Danish Employers).

Register for this FREE event here

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