CIPD Voice: Issue 27
Of course, some people have no choice but to go back to work and have been working throughout the pandemic. By working from home for those of us who can, we are all helping to reduce community transmission, and with our service-based economy, a larger proportion of jobs in the UK can be done from home relative to other countries. Research from the University of Chicago broke down jobs into the tasks and to quantify how many jobs can be done from home. About 45% in the UK.
- Is it essential?
- Is it sufficiently safe?
- Is it mutually agreed?
Jon Boys: Labour Market Economist
Jon joined the CIPD in January 2019 as an Economist. He is an experienced labour market analyst with expertise in pay and conditions, education and skills, and productivity.
Jon primarily uses quantitative techniques to uncover insights in labour market data, both publicly available and generated through in house surveying. Jon regularly contributes commentary and analysis of economic issues on the world of work to online, print and TV media. Recent work includes the creation of an international ranking of work quality, analysis of firm level gender pay gap reporting data, and an ongoing programme of work looking at the changing age profile of the UK workforce.
Prior to this he worked for Be the Business – a government backed start up aimed at increasing firm level productivity in the UK, the Careers & Enterprise Company – another government backed start up aimed at transforming careers provision in school. He has also held prominent research roles at an Employers Association and Trade Union researching pay, conditions, and workforce composition.