A case for more “good jobs”

According to a new report by the Work Foundation, there is an economic and a public health case for higher quality employment – and employers and businesses alike have important and distinctive roles in promoting health and wellbeing, and in tackling health inequalities.

The discussion paper Healthy Work, Productive Workplaces (David Coats and Catherine Max) brings together thinking on the relationship between health, work and productivity. It is a challenge to government, employers and the unions to rethink their whole approach to management, job design, skills development and skills utilisation. The call is for a more sophisticated public conversation about the linkages between work and health and putting “good jobs” at the heart of the UK economy.

See the following link for more details. The discussion paper can be found here.

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