- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2003
This series of four seminars took place between February and June 2002 explored some of the key issues which flow from discussions about full employment.
Published 2003 (ISBN 1902488 54 7) Price £29.85
In the first seminar the Minister for Work, Rt. Hon. Nick Brown MP, explained the Government’s definition of ‘full employment’ as well as setting out the Governments approach. In response, Sandy Leitch (Chief Executive, Zurich Financial Services), gave the business context and argued that welfare reform was ‘the business of business’. In seminar two, ‘The Workforce’ aspects of full employment were explored. Shirley Dex (The Judge Institute of Management) spoke about flexible working arrangements in the modern economy, and was followed by the Minister for Adult Skills, John Healey MP, who set out the Government’s approach to ‘Workforce Development’ in the context of the recently published PIU report. Seminar three centred around ‘The Global Economy’, and its potential impact on Full Employment. Diane Coyle, Author and Director of Enlightenment Economics, examined the forces of globalisation and argued that globalisation could be a force for good in helping to promote Full Employment. Claude Moraes MEP explained the increasing role of the European Union in making laws in the field of employment policy. The fourth and final seminar looked at ‘Partnership and Best Practice’ and had contributions from representatives of the ISTC, the GMB, business and the Regional Development Agencies.