This NAO report examines the subject of sustainable employment, and the options available to support people in their efforts to maintain their work and advance in their roles. It has been prepared against a background of considerable focus and activity on skills and on employment, in particular the Leitch review (ISBN 97801108404860), as well as the Department for Work and Pensions, qIn Work, Better Offq (Cm.7130, ISBN 9780101713023). Sustainable employment is at the centre of the Department's work to help low-skilled people into work and out of poverty. A number of recommendations are set out, including: that more and better information is needed on how long jobs are sustained and to identify the people most at risk of early exit; sustainable employment can be improved by a programme of targets that take account of both job duration and individuals' aggregate employment; that an ongoing development of economically valuable skills is a key element of sustainable employment along with better integration between employment programmes and programmes for raising skills; that the qTrain to Gainq programme needs to achieve a good balance between focusing on qhard to reachq employers and engaging employers in raising skillsHowever, a number of people who move off benefit into work do not sustain that employment. ... trends to current numbers of Jobseekers Allowance claimants, we estimate that if it were possible to improve job sustainability and reduce the timeanbsp;...
|Author||:||Great Britain: National Audit Office|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2007|