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Adapt or Wait Tables: A Freelancer's Guide

by Carol Wolper

Inability to adapt is the new illiteracy and freelancing is becoming America’s new normal. What 2008 taught America was not just that derivatives are dangerous and the housing market doesn’t rise forever....


Age Works

by Beverly Goldberg

In ten years, the massive baby-boom generation will begin to reach retirement age, but few companies have paid attention to the fact that there are not enough younger workers to replace them. The challenge to...


Welcome to the Jilted Generation: Young Britain in 2013

by Ed Howker & Shiv Malik

This the 44-page Preface to the 2013 edition of Ed Howker and Shiv Malik's Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth. In 2010, 'Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted It's Youth' revealed the plight...


Ergonomics Made Easy: A Checklist Approach

by Deborah J. Kearney

Understanding and applying the principles of ergonomics consistently in an organization not only reduces the risk of employee injuries, but it also reduces an organization's costs and increases productivity....


The Future of Organized Labor in American Politics

by Peter L. Francia

In 1995, promising a more active political presence for unions, John Sweeney was elected president of the AFL-CIO. Labor would develop a "new voice," one that could not be ignored or taken for granted by Democratic...


Diminishing Returns at Work

by John H. Pencavel

The relationship between the number of hours worked and productivity has long fascinated economists and management. It is a central component of the production function that translates inputs to outputs. While...


Trade Union Education

by Mike Seal

Trade union education is in the doldrums. It generally lacks modern ways of teaching and is full of outdated content and avoids history, economics and politics. This book demonstrates clearly that what is delivered...


Job-rich Growth in Asia

by Collective

Jobs-rich Growth in Asia discusses some of the most pressing issues that countries in Southeast Asia are facing in regard to boosting local employment and skills development while advancing social protection...


Off to a Good Start? Jobs for Youth

by Collective

Promoting a smooth transition from school to work, and ensuring that youth are given the opportunities to move on in their careers and lives, have long been issues of fundamental importance for our economies...


Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Poland 2009

by Collective

First experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on Poland contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy...


Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: United States 2009

by Collective

First experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on the United States contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of...


OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Slovenia 2009

by Collective

This report analyses the main challenges for labour market and social policies in Slovenia and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries' experience. It finds that Slovenia...


OECD Employment Outlook 2009

by Collective

This 2009 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an annual assessment of labour market developments and prospects in member countries. This issue focuses on the jobs crisis in particular and looks at...


Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by Collective

This publication explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking...


Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: France 2009

by Collective

First experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on France contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy...


OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Chile 2009

by Collective

This report analyses in detail the implications of recent developments in Chile's labour market and social policy and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries’ experience....


Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Australia 2009

by Collective

Whatever the level of qualification, first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays the foundation for a...


Flexible Policy for More and Better Jobs

by Collective

In today’s economic context, governments are required to take centre stage, helping workers to compete in the global market whilst also supporting employers so that they may retain jobs, increase productivity...


The Changing Boundaries of Social Enterprises

by Collective

Social enterprises are entering a new phase of consolidation after overcoming various challenges over the last 10 years in their efforts to foster sustainable local development, help create local wealth and...


The Dark Side of Employment

by John Codrington

This book explores racism and discrimination from a minoritys perspective. It looks into the root causes of minorities struggles for competitive employment here in America. How various systems are designed to...