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Strathclyde Business School Department of Work, Employment & Organisation

SCER publications

2015

  • Findlay, P., Chalmers, D., Lindsay, C., MacBryde, J., Matthews, R., Pascoe-Deslauriers, R., and Wilson, J. (2015) "Innovating Works… improving work & workplaces: workplace innovation in small to medium sized enterprises in Scotland", University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (PDF - Innovating Works).

2014

  • Findlay, J., Findlay, P. and Stewart, R. (2014) 'Occupational Pay Comparisons – Easier Said Than Done?', Employee Relations (2*) 36:2.
  • Lindsay, C., Commander J., Findlay P., Bennie M., Corcoran Dunlop, E., Van Der Meer, R. (2014) 'Lean, new technologies and employment in public health services: employees' experiences in the National Health Service’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 25, forthcoming.
  • Lindsay, C., Osborne, S. and Bond, S. (2014) 'New public governance and employability services in an era of crisis: challenges for third sector organisations in Scotland', Public Administration, Vol. 92, No. 1, 192-207.
  • Warhurst, C., Nickson, D., Commander, J. & Gilbert, K., (2014) "Role stretch": assessing the blurring between non-teaching and teaching roles in the classroom assistant role in Scotland, British Educational Research Journal, 40 (1), pp. 170-186.

2013

  • Bennie, M., Dunlop, E., Findlay, P., Commander, J. Lindsay, C., and Van der Meer, R. (2013) ‘Impact of Robotics-Led Organisational Change on the Pharmacy Workforce: Preliminary Findings’, Report to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
  • Findlay, P., Kalleberg, A. L. and Warhurst, C. (2013) ‘The challenge of job quality’, Human Relations, 66:4, 441-453.
  • James, S., Warhurst, C., Tholen, G., Commander, J. (2013), 'What We Know and What We Need to Know about Graduate Skills’, Work, Employment and Society, 27 (6) pp.952-963.
  • Lindsay, C., Canduela, J. and Raeside, R. (2013) ‘Polarization in access to work-related training in Great Britain’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 34, No. 2, 205-225.
  • Lindsay, C. and Houston, D. (eds.) (2013) Disability benefits, welfare reform and employment policy, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.
  • Lindsay, C. and Dutton, M. (2013) ‘Promoting healthy routes to employability: lessons for welfare-to-work in the UK’, Policy and Politics, Vol. 41, No. 2, 183-200.

2012

  • Findlay, J., Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2012) “What every worker wants? Evidence about employee demand for learning”. British Educational Research Journal, 38:3, 515-532.
  • Warhurst, C. and Findlay, P., (2012) ‘More Effective Skills Utilisation: Shifting the Terrain of Skills Policy in Scotland’. SKOPE Research Paper No. 107, January.
  • ‘Soft skills and employability : evidence from UK retail’, Nickson D.P., Warhurst C., Commander J., Hurrell S.A., Cullen A.M., Economic and Industrial Democracy Vol 33, No. 1, pp. 62-81 (2012)
  • ‘New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work’, Gilbert Kay, Warhurst Chris, Nickson Dennis, Hurrell Scott, Commander Johanna, Industrial Relations Journal Vol 48, No. 1, pp. 22-37 (2012)
  • Canduela, J., Dutton, M., Johnson, S., Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R.W. and Raeside, R. (2012) ‘Ageing, skills and participation in work-related training in Britain: assessing the position of older workers’, Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 26, No. 1, 46-64
  • Warhurst, C., Carre, F., Findlay, P. and Tilly, C. (eds) (2012) Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Palgrave Macmillan: London.
  • Carre, F., Findlay, P., Tilly, C. and Warhurst, C. (2012) “Job Quality: Scenarios, Analysis and Interventions” in Warhurst et al 2012 op cit.

2011

  • Findlay P, Warhurst C, and Commander J 2011 'The Role of Trade Unions in Effective Skills Utilisation: Three Scottish Case Studies', Scottish Union Learning and the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  • Stewart, R. and Findlay, P. (2011) Evaluation of the Union Learning Programme for Scotland (2008-2011). Report to Scottish Union Learning, October 2011.
  • Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2011) ‘Union Learning Funds and Trade Union Revitalization: A New Tool in the Toolkit? British Journal of Industrial Relations49:s1, s115-s134.
  • Findlay, J., Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2011) What every worker wants? Evidence about employee demand for learning. British Educational Research Journal . ISSN 0141-1926 (In Press).
  • Gilbert, K., Warhurst, C., Nickson, D., Commander, J., and Hurrell, S. (2011) Forthcoming 'New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the undervaluation of women’s work', Journal of Industrial Relations.
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Commander, J., Hurrell, S., and Cullen, AM. (2011) Forthcoming 'Soft Skills and Employability: Evidence from UK Retail', Economic and Industrial Democracy.
  • Nickson, D., Hurrell, SA., Warhurst, C., and Commander, J. (2011) 'Labour Supply and Skills Demands in Fashion Retailing' in Retail Work, eds. Irena Grugulis and Odul Bozkurt, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom, pp. 68-87.
  • Hurrell, SA., Warhurst, C., and Nickson, D. (2011) ''We Could Take on the World if We Had the Space': Understanding Graduate Recruitment Problems in the Voluntary Sector' in Voluntary Organisations and Public Service Delivery, eds. Ian Cunningham & Philip James, Routledge, Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 88-103.
  • Hurrell, SA., Warhurst, C., and Nickson, D. (2011) 'Giving Miss Marple a Makeover: Graduate Recruitment, Systems Failure and the Scottish Voluntary Sector', Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol.40:2, pp. 336-55.
  • Findlay P, Warhurst C, and Commander J 2011 'The Role of Trade Unions in Effective Skills Utilisation: Three Scottish Case Studies', Scottish Union Learning and the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  • Stewart, R. and Findlay, P. (2011) Evaluation of the Union Learning Programme for Scotland (2008-2011). Report to Scottish Union Learning, October 2011.
  • James S, Warhurst C, Commander J, Lindsay K and Tholen G 2011 'The Five Obstacles that Hamper Better Understanding of Graduate Labour and Skills', SKOPE Issues Paper no.27.

2009

  • SCER Report 19, 2009: Sex Discrimination and the Gender Pay Gap in Financial Services Schools (for the Equality and Human Rights Commission).
  • Warhurst, C. Van den Broek, D., Hall, R. & Nickson, D. (2009) 'Lookism: The new frontier of employment discrimination?' Journal of Industrial Relations, 51, 1, 131-136.
  • Warhurst, C. Hurrell, S.A., Nickson, D., Gilbert, K., Commander, C. & Calder, I. (2009) 'Just 'Mothers Really"? Role Stretch and Low Pay amonst Female Classroom Assistants' in S.C. Bolton, & M. Houlihan (eds) Work Matters: Critical Reflection on Contemporary Work, London: Pagrave.
  • Warhurst C, Furlong A, Commander J, Findlay J, Hurrell S, Nickson D, Symeonides A and Wilson F 2009 'Higher and Further Education Students' Income, Expenditure and Debt in Scotland 2007-08', Scottish Government: Edinburgh.
  • Warhurst C, Furlong A, Commander J, Findlay J, Hurrell S, Nickson D, Symeonides A and Wilson F 2009 'Higher and Further Education Students’ Income, Expenditure and Debt in Scotland 2007-08 (Research Fndings No.49)', Social Research, Scottish Government.

2008

2007

  • SCER Report 16, 2007, An Analysis of Discrimination Cases Based on Physical Features under the Victorian Equality Opportunity Act 1995 (for the Victorian Human Rights Commission Australia).
  • SCER Report 15, 2007, Valuable Assets: A Study of Pay, Working Hours and Overtime, in Scotland's Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (MS Word) (for the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland).
  • SCER Report 14, 2007, Valuable Assets: Phase 2 of A General Formal Investigation into the Role and Status of Classroom Assistants in Scotland's Secondary and Special School (MS Word) (for the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland).
  • Estimating the Demand for union-led learning in Scotland (pdf) 2007, TUC.
  • Organising to Learn/Learning to Organise: Three Case Studies on the Effects of Union-led Workplace Learning (pdf) 2007, TUC.
  • Something to Believe in: Recruitment Problems and Opportunities in the Scottish (pdf).
  • Warhurst, C. & Nickson, D. (2007) 'Employee experience of aesthetic labour in retail and hospitality' Work, Employment and Society, 21, 1, 103-120.

2006

  • SCER Report 13, 2006, The New National Performance and Development Review (PDR) Process: An evaluation (for the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland).
  • SCER Report 12, 2006, For Mutual Interest: Trade Unions and Co-operative Employment Development in Scotland (pilot research for Co-operative Development Scotland and the Scottish Trades Union Congress).
  • SCER Report 11, 2006, Valuable Assets: A General Formal Investigation into the Role and Status of Classroom Assistants in Scotland's Primary Schools (pdf) (for the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland).
  • SCER Report 10, 2006, Organising to Learn, Learning to Organise: the effects of union-led workplace learning (for the Trade Union Congress).
  • SCER Report 9, 2006, Evaluation of the Scottish Union Learning Fund 2000-2005 (for The Department of Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Executive Social Research).
  • Warhurst, C., Findlay P. & Thompson, P. (2006) Organising to Learn/Learning to Organise: Three Case Studies on the Effects of Union-led Workplace Learning (pdf) SKOPE Research Paper No. 68, Universities of Oxford and Cardiff.
  • Warhurst, C., Lockyer, C. & Dutton, E.(2006) 'IT Jobs: Opportunities for All?' New Technology, Work and Employment, vol.21 no.1, pp.75-88.

2005

  • SCER Report 8, 2005, The Role and Status of Classroom Assistants in Scotland (Word) (pilot study for the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland).
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C. & Dutton, E. (2005) 'The Importance of Attitude and Appearance in the Service Encournter in Retail and Hospitality' Managing Service Quality, 15,2,195-208.
  • Dutton, E., Fairley, J. & Warhurst, C. (2005) New Britain, Old Politics: Devolved Post-16 Education and Training (pdf) SKOPE Research Paper No 57, Universities of Oxford and Warwick.
  • Dutton, E. Warhurst, C., Nickson, D. & Lockyer, C. (2005) 'Lone Parents, the New Deal and the Opportunities and Barriers to Retail Employment' Policy Studies, 26, 1, pp.85-101.
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C. & Dutton, E. (2005) 'The Importance of Attitude and Appearance in the Service Encounter in Retail and Hospitality' Managing Service Quality, 15, 2, 195-208.

2004

  • SCER Report 7, 2004 Recruitment in the Scottish Voluntary Sector (for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' Human Resource Network).
  • SCER Report 6, 2004 New Forms of Work and Organisation in the Creative Industries (for Sociological Research Institute (SOFI) University of Göttingen).
  • SCER Report 5, 2004 Survey of Recruitment, Selection and Skills in the Glasgow Retail and Hospitality Industries (for the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, Scottish Executive/ESRC Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance).
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C. & Dutton E. (2004) Aesthetic Labour and the Policy-making Agenda: Time for a Re-appraisal of Skills? SCER Research Paper No 48 (pdf) Universities of Oxford and Cardiff.
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Lockyer, C. & Dutton, E. (2004) 'Flexible friends? Lone parents and retail employment' Employee Relations, 26, 3, 255-273.
  • What Every Employer Wants? Skills, Attitude and Appearance in Glasgow Service Jo (pdf) 2004, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

2003

  • SCER Report 4, 2003, New Deal Clients into IT Employment: Barriers and Opportunities (for the Glasgow Employer Coalition).
  • SCER Report 3, 2003, Lone Parents into Retail Employment: Barriers and Opportunities (for the Glasgow Employer Coalition).
  • Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Cullen, A-M, & Watt, A. (2003) 'Bringing in the Excluded? Aesthetic Labour, Skills and Training in the New Economy' Journal of Education and Work, 16, 2, 185-203.

2002

  • SCER Report 2, 2002, Review of Market Failure and Vocational Education and Training in Scotland (for the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, Scottish Executive).

2001

  • SCER Report 1, 2001, Guidance on Understanding Labour Markets [SCER Report 1 (pdf)] (for Future Skills Scotland, Scottish Enterprise) 

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