UK Working Lives: The CIPD’s first comprehensive survey of the UK workforce under our new Job Quality Index
A quality job. What’s not to like? But what do we mean by ‘quality’ and how can we measure it appropriately so it can be improved? The CIPD has conducted a detailed and extensive survey of approximately 6,000 workers across different sectors using seven critical dimensions which employees, employers and policy makers can measure and focus on to raise job quality and improve working lives.
Applied to the UK workforce, the index provides a snapshot of what job quality looks like in Britain today. Our survey report reveals some myth-busting findings, and underscores the critical role of skills development, access to training, career conversations and especially employee well-being in advancing job quality.