Employer engagement in welfare to work programmes

Dr Jo Ingold from the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change, Leeds University Business School will present findings from a number of research projects on employer engagement in welfare to work. This includes research with employers and with providers of employment services in the UK and in Denmark, funded by the ESRC. The presentation will suggest possible lessons for employer engagement strategies in the delivery of Australian employment services.

Dr Jo Ingold is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Public Policy at Leeds University Business School. Her academic specialism lies at the intersection of human resource management and public policy. Her research and publications cover active labour market programmes in comparative context; disadvantaged labour market groups including parents/carers and disabled people; recruitment and selection; workplace inclusion; and evidence and policy-making. Jo has a background in the voluntary sector and in policy, research and people development in central government and has published in a range of top-ranked academic journals. She was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship and won the Ken Young Prize for the best article in Policy & Politics. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the leading sociology of work journal, Work, Employment and Society.

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