Helping unemployed people to obtain work is of critical concern for both public policy and society. ‘Welfare to work’ programmes have a key role to play in addressing this, yet we know little about how the organisations which deliver such programmes interact with employers. This research will address that gap by exploring these ‘inter-organisational relations’ in the UK and Denmark.
The study involves two main phases of data collection in both countries. Phase 1 will comprise quantitative surveys of employers. Stage 2 will involve in-depth local area qualitative case studies of the interactions between employers and welfare to work organisations.
The project aims to: