Exploring opportunity in the labour market
Jacqueline O'Reilly, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations & HR Management states: "the contemporary world of work is characterised by busyness." This short film looks at how labour market restructuring affects the quality of employment for people and firms.
Professor O'Reilly from the University of Brighton looks at the labour market in different parts of Europe, tracking how households combine work and care, the ways in which young people get into employment and what happens to older workers when they approach retirement. Key findings are the differences in opportunities that are available across Europe, and the specific challenges faced by those who have children in finding suitable work that allows them to care for their children at the same time.
Her research raises questions about how employers can manage effective organisations that treat people fairly, informs policy makers about what works, and what doesn't, and takes bold steps in arguing for positive change.