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Review of Partnership Working in NHS Scotland

The aim of this project is to investigate whether current national and local partnership arrangements, including the Scottish Partnership Forum (SPF), the Scottish Workforce and Staff Governance Committee (SWAG), and the Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee (STAC), remain suitable for delivering the system-wide changes which are needed in coming years to meet the challenges addressed in: the Delivery Plan; the National Workforce Plan; delivering realistic medicine; the clinical strategy; digital health; new models of care; and continued integration.

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Evaluation of Community Pharmacy Technology Pilot

The Innovating Works team at SCER with colleagues from the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Management Science are contracted by the Scottish Government to evaluate technology-enabled change for the release of pharmacists’ time to deliver enhanced clinical care.

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Scottish Enterprise Masterclasses

The Workplace Innovation Masterclass Series is a programme of interactive events enabling businesses and their partners to discuss the ideas behind workplace innovation, its practical application, and its potential to deliver benefits for business.

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FITwork in Social Care

The 'Fair, Innovative and Transformative work' (FITwork) Project has engaged with a range of Scottish employers to explore how to get the best from their key resources (people, processes, and relationships) to deliver on organisational objectives, promote workplace innovation and improve the quality of work for employees.

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Fair, Innovative & Transformative Work

There is now a strong emerging consensus internationally on the potential for synergy between (1) agile and high performing businesses/organisations; (2) high quality, inclusive and fairly rewarded work (3) effective, efficient and prosperous societies.

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Workplace Innovation

Workplace innovation is about getting the best from an organisation’s key resources (people, processes, and relationships) to deliver on organisational objectives and improve the quality of work for employees. It is about enabling new ideas to be generated from within the organisation through high levels of collaboration that generate alternatives to ‘business as usual’.

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NHS Scotland Staff Experience and Continuous Improvement Model: Research into Implementation

This research evaluates the implementation and impact of iMatter – the staff engagement model for the NHS in Scotland.

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Management Practices and Employee Engagement 2018

This research will adopt an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to exploring how workplace and job design practices shape employees' wellbeing and involvement in innovation, and how insights on these issues can help address the UK's "productivity puzzle".

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Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow

Developing Young Workforce Glasgow (DYWG), operating as part of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce (GCoC), have commissioned the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) and the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) at the University of Strathclyde to review skills demand and supply in Glasgow.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Scottish Centre for Employment Research has been awarded funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to put together, in collaboration with employers, a toolkit for tackling in-work poverty.

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The Construction Industry in Scotland: Opportunities and Challenges

SCER and FAI have been commissioned by the STUC to investigate working practices in the construction industry in Scotland. The project will focus on analysing the industry profile, assessing the economic impact of the sector, identifying the opportunities to shape practice that supports fair work, and reflecting on the role of public procurement in delivering a safe, successful and fair construction industry.

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Previous projects

Seminar Series: Making Bad Jobs Better?

Women's careers in academic economics and sociology

Skills utilisation case studies

Skills utilisation review

Developing union learning research capacity and networks

Graduate labour market skills

Development of database on union-led learning

URL survey

Impact of Robotics-Led Organisational Change on the Pharmacy Workforce.

Building a job quality measure from the bottom up

HRD in SMEs in Scotland pilot project

Pilot Workplace Innovation centre

KMS update activities

Work, employment skills and training: What future for Scotland?

Mapping of women's participation within the manufacturing cluster labour market in Scotland

Using smart metrics to support equality and diversity*

Fully funded PhD Studentship - The full cost of job quality in international contest

Making it Work evaluation

Workplace Innovation Consortium***

Harnessing knowledge, research and networks to drive fair, innovative and transformative work in Scotland (FITwork)

Fully funded PhD Studentship - Workplace Innovation

Centre for Doctoral Training on Workplace Innovation: 2 fully funded studentships

Progressive and Creative Practice for workplace innovation

Harnessing knowledge, research and networks to drive fair, innovative and productive work in Scotland (FITwork Year 2)

Women in New Green Occupations: tackling occupational segregation or blowing in the wind?

Value creation and work

Research into fair work in Scotland's social care sector

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