Improving pay, progression and productivity in the retail sector

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Author: Ussher, Kitty


How can low-paid retail workers earn more and progress in their jobs in a way that supports their business and the wider economy? This report explores the debate around pay and productivity in retail, the largest low-pay sector in the UK. It brings together recent research on the structure of the workforce with data on the attitudes of the workers themselves, to make policy recommendations to both businesses and government. The report shows that: (1) there are a number of structural barriers to increasing pay through a focus on raising productivity in the workplace; (2) there is...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Policy; Labour market; Income; Performance

Keywords: Underemployment; Labour utilisation; Labour force; Attitude; Employees; Wage; Productivity; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: York, England: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2016

Physical description: ii, 37 p.

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ISBN: 9781910783795 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.950

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