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The Future of Professionalised Work in Britain and Germany

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The Future of Professionalised Work in Britain and Germany . Since the early 1980s new specialisms, whose members aspire to professional status, have grown up to challenge existing professions in both the UK and Germany. Four reports demonstrate the impact of these new developments in two well established and two emerging professions ? the law and pharmacy, and psychology and business services. They show how the market for professional work and the content of the work itself, as well as the status and well-being of the professionals involved, have all been affected. The reports are derived from a larger study (published in 12/2003) which surveyed the four professionalised occupations in both Britain and Germany. The findings for each professional group are covered in the following four reports:
* Human Resource Managers and Business Consultants
* Solicitors and Advocates
* Pharmacists
* Counselling Psychologists and Psychotherapists By Christel Lane, Frank Wilkinson, Wolfgang Littek, Ulrich Heisig, Jude Browne, Brendan Burchell, Roy Mankelow, Margaret Potton and Roland Tutschner.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK. Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.


New Members, New Structures

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New Members, New Structures. Some 30 German and British union activists ? from leaders and senior policy-makers to workplace organisers ? plus policy-makers, researchers and academics took part in the Trade Union Forum 2004. The debate and discussion focused on understanding why unions in both Germany and the UK are facing a potential membership and organisational crisis and how they are developing innovative policy and activity to meet this challenge.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK.

Employment Policy Resource.


Employment policies in Germany and the United Kingdom: The impact of Europeanisation

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Employment policies in Germany and the United Kingdom: The impact of Europeanisation. The need to respond to a persistently high level of unemployment in an increasingly integrated internal market led the EU to develop the European Employment Strategy (EES). This study considers the operation of the EES in Germany and the UK, which are particularly good exemplars for analysing the impact of the EES because of the large differences in their political and economic systems. By Brian Ardy and Gaby Umbach.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.


Not Working: Why workfare should replace the New Deal

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Not Working: Why workfare should replace the New Deal. The New Deal isn?t working, research shows, because it puts too much emphasis on often irrelevant training programmes, and too little on the provision of work experience: only work teaches job-seekers the qualities ? reliability, punctuality, responsibility ? that employers want. The solution is to replace the New Deal with workfare, as pioneered, with dramatic success, in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin job-seekers are required to work in exchange for benefits, training complements work rather than replacing it, and private-sector employment agencies take over from failing social security offices. By Adam Bogdanor.

 

By Policy Exchange, UK.

Employment Policy Resource.