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Nick Peters

Shop Floor 14 Feb 2016

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Shop Floor

Shop Floor 14 Feb 2016
Nick Peters hits the shop floor for another packed edition on workplace issues. This week, social mobility, the goal of productive work and enterprise, comes under attack. Nick Peters talks to Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, about the idea that social mobility could be cruel or even evil. Digital skill levels among young people mean employers are finding it harder to get qualified staff and many young people risk missing out on good jobs - Nick Peters finds out more from Nigel Walsh at CapGemini. The Prime Minister says he wants ex-offenders to have much more support moving from jail into jobs and productive lives. It’s already happening - Nick Peters discovers how from Jane Gould, a trustee of Christian charity CleanSheet. And we head east to Vietnam to meet the "Digital Nomads", young people who are taking the idea of remote working to extraordinary lengths.
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Matthew Taylor, Nigel Walsh, Jane Gould


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Nick Peters

Shop Floor: Automated Workforce

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Shop Floor: Automated Workforce
Nick Peters is joined by Jessica Davis Pluess from global think tank, Business for Social Responsibility, about the possibility of an automated workforce, and what that would do for the jobs market.

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Shop Floor: Advantages of Well-Off Parents

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Shop Floor: Advantages of Well-Off Parents
Nick Peters hits the Shop Floor this week to talk to Duncan Exley, Executive Director of the Equality Trust about the massive advantage children of well-off parents enjoy compared with children of equal ability from less advantaged backgrounds.
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Duncan Exley


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Nick Peters

Shop Floor: Resolution

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Shop Floor: Resolution
Nick Peters talking to David Finch, Senior Economic Analyst at social policy think tank, the Resolution Foundation, about the research they have been doing about the UK's state of employment.
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David Finch


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Shop Floor: Living Wage

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Shop Floor: Living Wage
The living wage has been a political hot topic recently and Nick has decided to find out more about if this is feasible and more importantly, what a national living wage could do to help the country. To discuss this issue with nick is Emma Kosmin, Program Manager from the Living Wage Foundation.
Guests:

Emma Kosmin, Adam Memon


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Nick Peters

Shop Floor: UK Productivity

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Shop Floor: UK Productivity
Nick Peters talks about productivity in the UK and how it's falling short. It is believed that this could be because of poor workplace management and relations. To discuss this with Nick is Adrian Wakeling, from ACAS.
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Adrian Wakeling


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