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[Excerpt] The Skills and Employment Survey (SES) provides an up-to-date picture of employee perspectives across a range of themes relating to work that they are doing. Given the central importance of work to many people’s lives, the findings of this survey are relevant to many areas of policy for employers, trade unions and Government. The 2012 survey follows on from previous waves and therefore comparisons can be made with earlier findings; this is especially important as the previous survey was undertaken in 2006, before the onset of the recession.

Reports including the first findings have been published on six topics:

  • Skills at work in Britain;
  • Training in Britain;
  • Job control in Britain;
  • Fear at work in Britain;
  • Work intensification in Britain;
  • Job-related well-being in Britain.

This report highlights some of the key findings from these reports and provides some discussion of the implications for labour markets and labour market policy in Great Britain (Northern Ireland was not included).


Suggested Citation
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. (2013). Trends in skills requirements and work-related issues. Dublin: Author.