Making Bad Jobs Better: Practice and Policy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Human Resource Management

Abstract

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Publications

10 25 50
 
Description See ESRC End of Award Report
Exploitation Route Development of policy initiatives by government to ameliorate lower quality jobs; use of seminar series outputs as teaching materials.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL http://www.makingbadjobsbetter.org.uk/
 
Description Developments from research have levered inputs into national policy deliberations on the part of project tram members e.g. in the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and the UK Government's Taylor Review . Developments from the research have levered inputs into civic/third sector bodies' policy deliberations on the part of project tram members e.g. for Oxfam Scotland, the CIPD.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in Australian GOvernment's AWPA Annual Strategic Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Australian Government's AWAP commissioned research on job quality in that country in order to develop policy and practice.
URL http://www.awpa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
 
Description Named as influences in a Parliamentary report on job quality
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/95420.aspx
 
Description Participation in Government convention
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Fair-Work-Convention-created-115d.aspx
 
Description Guest Professorship
Amount 400,000 kr (SEK)
Organisation Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Sweden
Start 09/2013 
End 05/2014
 
Description Visiting Professor
Amount $10,000 (AUD)
Organisation Macquarie University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Title Making Bad Jobs Better 
Description project website with library or project outputs and related material 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It is an open access resource for researchers, policymakers, practitioners and the public 
URL http://www.makingbadjobsbetter.org.uk/
 
Description Decent Work 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support for the development of a decent work index (Wright) for Oxfam plus Development plus advisory work for Warhurst and Findlay.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind support
Impact Interim report Final report
Start Year 2015
 
Description Global Jobs 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution development and management of the research project. Analysis of job quality trajectory in Australia
Collaborator Contribution Data management. Analysis of job quality trajectory in Australia.
Impact No outcome as yet, fieldwork on-going.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Global Jobs 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution development and management of the research project. Analysis of job quality trajectory in Australia
Collaborator Contribution Data management. Analysis of job quality trajectory in Australia.
Impact No outcome as yet, fieldwork on-going.
Start Year 2013
 
Description QuInnE 
Organisation Lund University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Significant contribution to the organisation and writing of the bid and its submission.
Collaborator Contribution Significant contribution to the organisation and writing of the bid and its submission.
Impact A book chapter for BBVA bank, forthcoming
Start Year 2014
 
Description Particpation in the Scottish Fair Work Convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact P Findlay - member of the Scottish Fair Work Convention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fairworkconvention.scot/
 
Description Seminar 1 : what makes jobs bad? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact First in Making Bad Jobs Better seminar series

Network of academic, policy-makers and practitioners established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=4777&eventid=274
 
Description Seminar 2 : how can bad jobs be made more bearable? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Second in Making Bad Jobs Better seminar series

Engagement of academics, policy-makers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=4777&eventid=238
 
Description Seminar 3 : how can exit routes from bad jobs be created? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Third in Making Bad Jobs Better seminar series

Engagement of academics, policy-makers and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=4777&eventid=276
 
Description Seminar 4 : what policy interventions might make bad jobs better? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Fourth in Making Bad Jobs Better seminar series

Engagement of academics, policy-makers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=4777&eventid=277