The London Skills & Employment Observatory is an online central resource for data and information on London’s labour market, sponsored by the London Enterprise Panel.
Laura Gardiner presentation to LESPN, 18 Sep 2012 - LSEO & Moving On Up
The London Skills & Employment Observatory &Moving on Up: breaking the low pay, no pay cycle in London Laura Gardiner, Inclusion
Overview of LSEOAims: Create and maintain a clear, accessible and independent evidence base on London’s labour market Act as a catalyst for generating debate on opportunities and challenges in London’s labour market Bring London stakeholders together to discuss major themes through our forum meetings Provide access to the latest performance data on programmes, projects and initiatives linked to the labour market
LSEO until 2013... Monthly labour market updates Updated annual London Story (October/November) Redesigned quarterly review with more localised data and analysis Two new LSEO forum meetings : – Work Experience (early-mid November) – Work Programme year one results (early December) Re-design of key policy pages to align to new priorities and new ways of working
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Moving on UpResearch into tackling the “low pay, no pay cycle”
Key researchquestions1.What is the scale of “low pay, no pay” and characteristics of cyclers ?2.How are organisations currently responding?3.What works? How can best practice be scaled up / shared?4.Do we need an advancement strategy?
Our approach Literature review Interim report Final report
Early findings Women, lone parents, those with disabilities and those with low qualifications significantly more likely to cycle ‘Manufacturing’ and ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ are industries that present greatest risk of cycling Certain occupations particularly risky:
Early findings Women, BAME groups, and those with disabilities comparatively more likely to progress in work in London than in the rest of the UK = good BUT Moving to a new job or undertaking job- related training less likely to have an impact on progression in London than in the rest of the UK = not so good
How can you help? Important that your voice is heard in this debate – think WP mark II, future ESF provision, in-work conditionality within Universal Credit Input into our survey on retention and progression (available next week) Share with us your experiences on job retention, job sustainability and progression Is there appetite for a London VCS roundtable?