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Employer demands from business graduates (2016)
Journal Article
McMurray, S., Dutton, M., McQuaid, R. W., & Richard, A. (2016). Employer demands from business graduates. Education and Training, 58(1), 112-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/et-02-2014-0017

This paper reports on research carried out with employers to determine demand for graduate business and management skills in the Scottish workforce. The research found that the factors which were most important to employers when recruiting graduates... Read More about Employer demands from business graduates.

Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses (2012)
Report
McQuaid, R., Hollywood, E., Bond, S., Canduela, J., Richard, A., & Blackledge, G. (2012). Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses. Scotland: Employee Ownership Association

This research examines the relationship between working for an employee owned business and the levels of health and wellbeing among employees. It was carried out by the Employment Research Institute (ERI) and commissioned by the Employee Ownership... Read More about Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses.

How can parents escape from recurrent poverty? (2010)
Report
McQuaid, R. W., Fuertes, V., & Richard, A. (2010). How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?. Edinburgh: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This study explores why disadvantaged parents move into poverty and identifies the specific barriers to them escaping the cycle of low pay/no pay or recurrent poverty. It draws on information from interviews with parents and focus groups with profess... Read More about How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?.

Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Final report. (2008)
Report
McQuaid, R. W., Dutton, M., Bergmann, A., Richard, A., & Lindsay, C. (2008). Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Final report

The project involved new research, investigating barriers preventing SMEs from recruiting from disadvantaged groups (especially unemployed/inactive parents, who represent an underutilized source of labour within the Scottish economy) and identifying... Read More about Small and medium sized businesses and disadvantaged parents: overcoming training recruitment and retention barriers. Final report..