ESRC-funded research provided crucial evidence for the introduction of a UK National Minimum Wage and was cited prior to minimum wage legislation in Hong Kong and Germany.
All impact case studies (employment)
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Findings about the levels of bullying of disabled people in the workplace have led to changes in policy, promoting equality and improving workplace environments.
Following co-operation with researchers at the University of Leeds, several local authorities have adopted specific 'good practice' procedures for the erotic dancing industry.
Project ADD-UP, a three-year research project examining differences in pay between local workers and expatriate workers, was instrumental in setting up the first global task force to tackle the issue.
A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, informed the Department for Work and Pensions' white paper on welfare reform.
Research on how 'Section 106' planning agreements can help the long-term unemployed has resulted in a new methodology to evaluate employment initiatives.
Research by the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.
A KTP Partnership based at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust established training practices for junior doctors and spearheaded the local Medical Workforce Skills Mix Analysis group - leading to a successful bid for £106k from the Strategic Change Fund.
A collaboration between South Tyneside Healthcare NHS, the University of Teesside and the University of Sunderland led to substantial cost savings due to reduced sickness and stress-related absenteeism, and less staff turnover.