Today, the Measuring Job Quality Working Group, jointly led by the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) and the Carnegie UK Trust, has launched a report intending to update the way the government monitors the quality of work on offer across the UK.
The Measuring Good Work report sets out a clear framework for measuring job quality in the UK. It identifies a series of new questions around work-life balance, progression, purpose and involvement – which should be added to the annual official Labour Force Survey, the largest and most comprehensive annual household study in the UK.
The working group was formed in response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, a report commissioned by the government and published in 2017. Specifically, today’s report seeks to address Taylor’s recommendation that we measure job quality across the country in a bid to deliver work that is fair and decent work for workers around the UK.
Investors in People CEO Paul Devoy fed into the RSA/ Carnegie group’s work and had this to say on the report’s announcement: ‘The publication of the Measuring Good Work report is an important milestone. It represents the determination that we have to unlock people’s potential, improve workplaces and create fair and decent work for everyone in our society. Investors in People is proud to collaborate and contribute to this vital endeavour.’
As such, Investors in People is proud to announce that it will be holding its first ‘Aligning on the Principles of Good Work’ Roundtable in late October. Inviting stakeholders from across the HR and people management landscape, the roundtable will ensure that like-minded organisations driven by the purpose of improving job quality are aligned in their support of a national measure and its potential to provide clarity on the ways that the UK labour market can improve its offer to employees.
The roundtable will seek to discuss the components of ‘good work’ (from employee wellbeing strategy to learning and development), to the intention of developing a clear communication strategy to support employers across the UK in understanding how this national metric will improve the way they run their business.
IIP CEO Paul Devoy: ‘It is my intention that this roundtable discussion will bring together leaders who place fair and decent work at the core of their organisational purpose. The only way that we can effect lasting change for all employees is by capitalising on the momentum of the Measuring Good Work report and informing employers on the intrinsic benefits of measuring management principles against a national metric’.
Paul concluded: ‘If we have a national measure, we can create a national commitment to make great work for all.’
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