Working together: towards a new public employment service


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The UK's employment support system is characterised by three core flaws: (1) It is failing to meet the needs of our current or future economy; (2) Extrinsic motivation is crowding out personal ambitions; and (3) Provision is too narrow and focussed on the short term. This paper outlines a proposal for transformative long term change, to develop a new public employment service, which should be underpinned by strategic alignment between the UK's industrial strategy and employment support services, and action to bring more decision-making about jobcentres and wider employment support...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Quality; Disability

Keywords: Employment service; Public sector; Strategic planning; Employment policy; People with disability; Barrier; Accountability; Family; Labour force participation; Coaching; Employers; Skill shortage; Continuous improvement; Case study; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Institute for Public Policy Research, 2023

Physical description: 32 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 154.66

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