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A study of the UK Information Workforce. (2016)
Report
Hall, H., Irving, C., Ryan, B., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., & Chen, T. (2016). A study of the UK Information Workforce. London: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the Library, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management Services an... Read More about A study of the UK Information Workforce..

Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V., & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Sk

This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, and solutions to, this problem. A mixture of desk-based and original quant... Read More about Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary.

A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies. (2016)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., & Graham, H. (2016). A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies. Social policy & administration, https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12262

In the UK, current approaches to employment activation are primarily concerned with rapid labour market entry, with jobseekers compelled to engage in activities or be sanctioned. The Capability Approach (CA) has been proposed as an alternative framew... Read More about A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies..

The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland (2016)
Report
Egdell, V. (2016). The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University Business School Research Funding 2015/16

The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on the labour market, in particular on the greater need for employers to employ relatively more older workers (those aged 50 plus) and extend people's working lives – especially s... Read More about The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland.

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R., & Raeside, R. (2016). The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government

The aim of this study was to explore the impact of ongoing welfare changes on a range of working age households in Scotland. The study consisted of four interview sweeps over a three year period (2013-16). Interviews in Sweep 4 sought to establi... Read More about The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report.

Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities (2016)
Journal Article
Garavan, T., Shanahan, V., Carbery, R., & Watson, S. (2016). Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities. Human Resource Development International, 19(4), 289-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2016.1169765

Dynamic capabilities have assumed major importance in the strategy and human resource management literatures. However, discussion of their contribution to strategic human resource development (SHRD) is nascent. We introduce the concept of ‘dynamic... Read More about Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities.

Third sector experiences of work programme delivery (2016)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Dutton, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2016). Third sector experiences of work programme delivery. Journal of Social Policy, 45(4), 729-746. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279416000271

This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third sector organisations (TSOs) it provides evidence based on the experiences of, an... Read More about Third sector experiences of work programme delivery.

Local worlds of coordinated activation policy. (2016)
Book Chapter
Zimmermann, K., Fuertes, V., & Aurich-Beerheide, P. (2016). Local worlds of coordinated activation policy. In M. Heidenreich, & D. Rice (Eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governa

In Chapter 11 on local worlds of coordinated activation in Europe, Katharina Zimmermann, Vanesa Fuertes and Patrizia Aurich-Beerheide shed light on the role of the local level as a generic actor in the organization of activation. The authors apply a... Read More about Local worlds of coordinated activation policy..

Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. (2016)
Book Chapter
Fuertes, V., & McQuaid, R. (2016). Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. In M. Heidenreich, & D. Rice (Eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and chall

In Chapter 5 on the UK, Vanesa Fuertes and Ronald McQuaid study how coordinated activation policies, which have been a core part of the UK welfare state since at least the 1990s, are implemented locally. Although service coordination is officially ac... Read More about Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK..

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.