The Key to Getting off on the Right Foot – A conversation with James Timpson on Hiring Offenders

[We’re pleased to welcome authors, Jenna Pandeli and Nicholas O’Regan of the University of the West of England. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson" which is currently free to read for a … Continue reading The Key to Getting off on the Right Foot – A conversation with James Timpson on Hiring Offenders

Identity, Mental Health and Work

[We’re pleased to welcome author Hadar Elraz of Cardiff University. Hadar Elraz recently published an article in the Human Relations entitled “Identity, mental health and work: How employees with mental health conditions recount stigma and the pejorative discourse of mental illness,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Hadar Elraz summarises … Continue reading Identity, Mental Health and Work

The Short-Term Employment Costs of Regulatory Reforms

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Dr. Andrea Bassanini of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Federico Cingano Bank of Italy.  They recently published an article in the ILR Review entitled “Before it Gets Better: The Short-Term Employment Costs of Regulatory Reforms," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they … Continue reading The Short-Term Employment Costs of Regulatory Reforms

How Can Employers Support Mentally Ill Employees?

People with mental illness often find it daunting to find a job, much less keep one. It may be difficult for a person  with a mental illness, like depression or anxiety, to balance their psychological needs with the stress and demands of a job. The challenge of balancing work and mental health often acts as … Continue reading How Can Employers Support Mentally Ill Employees?

Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

As in recent years, work and economic issues have been on the minds of citizens worldwide - and not just on May Day. Almost on a daily basis we've seen or read about the challenges faced by employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of … Continue reading Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

Is There A Skill Shortage in the US?

[We're pleased to welcome Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Peter recently published an article in ILR Review entitled "Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages, and Skill Mismatches: Evidence and Arguments for the United States" ] Concerns over the supply of skills in the labor force, especially education-related skills, continue in the United … Continue reading Is There A Skill Shortage in the US?

Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Brook, one of the editors of Work, employment, society. All 10 articles in the On the Front Line (OTFL) collection are being made permanently free as part of Work, employment and society’s wider commitment to public sociology.] These powerful testimonies of employees’ accounts of their working lives form a series … Continue reading Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Work issues have often taken center stage this year. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of pay equity and discrimination, workplace health risk factors and health insurance, and more, labor and work concerns are on the minds of employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. On this day set aside to … Continue reading May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Work, work, work…

Today is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, a celebration of the international labor movement. SAGE publishes a number of top-ranked journals in Economics and in Industrial Relations & Labor, offering relevant insights into key issues. We invite you to enjoy access to the following journals through May 31st. Click to access. Economic … Continue reading Work, work, work…

Employment and Gross Domestic Product in Swedish Family-Owned Businesses

Carl Magnus Bjuggren, Linköping University, Dan Johansson, Dalarna University, and Hans Sjögren, Linköping University, published "A Note on Employment and Gross Domestic Product in Swedish Family-Owned Businesses: A Descriptive Analysis" on September 19th, 2011 in Family Business Review's OnlineFirst collection. Mr. Magnus Bjuggren kindly provided the following thoughts on the article. Who is the target audience … Continue reading Employment and Gross Domestic Product in Swedish Family-Owned Businesses