This section includes publications from the UK Commission, a collection of collaborative outputs and the archive of SSDA publications.
12 Jul 2011
This report details research into the training questions used in the National Employer Skills Survey 2009 and the UK Employer Perspectives Survey 2010. The report looks at how employers think about training in their own businesses. Do the questions capture all training activity going on in UK business? Is there a better way to think about the definition of “training”? The aim of the report is to inform and improve the way we think about and survey training in future.
Developing business. Developing careers. How and why employers are supporting the career development of their employees
25 Jul 2012
A key feature of the most successful businesses is their ability to recruit the right talent and to develop and use their knowledge and skills effectively. This report contains seven case studies that highlight how employers have focussed on the career development of their staff and some of the real business benefits this has brought.
9 Aug 2010
In Towards Ambition 2020: Skills, Jobs, Growth the UK Commission recommended that the development of effective leadership and management in small and medium-sized enterprises ( SMEs) should be a stronger priority for Government business support programmes – with an enhanced focus on effective human capital development to improve their capability to develop their workforce in support of business goals.
23 Feb 2012
How can we improve our understanding of the skills required by employers and used by individuals in the UK labour market? This technical report examines how we could potentially exploit comprehensive occupational-level information collected and used within the US via the Occupational Information Network system (O*NET). The report describes the approach the authors took to match information from O*NET to UK Standard Occupational Classification codes and test the feasibility of the information being used in a UK context.
21 Sep 2011
This Briefing Paper is one in a five part series which present analysis and commentary on equality and skills in a changing economy. This paper explores the issues and opportunities relating to disability and skills in a changing economy.
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