Think tank

Work Foundation

London, United Kingdom

The Work Foundation is a think tank for improving work in the UK. They have been an independent source of ideas and analysis on the labour market and the wider economy for over a hundred years. The Work Foundation builds upon the legacy of the Industrial Society, out of which they were born in 2002. Since its establishment by Sir Robert Hyde on 3 April 1918, they have campaigned to improve the quality of working life through advocacy, research and practical interventions. Its mission is to support everyone in the UK to access rewarding and high-quality work and enable businesses to realise the potential of their teams. To do this, they engage directly with practitioners, businesses, and workers, producing rigorous applied research that allows them to develop practical solutions and policy recommendations to tackle the challenges facing the world of work. Although based in London, they are part of Lancaster University Management School, and work with a range of academics across their research programmes. They also work with a range of external partners and organisations across various research and engagement activities.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.theworkfoundation.com/

Address:
No offices

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
UK
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1918
Age (years)
Work Foundation
104 
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Robert Hyde
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ben Harrison
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Ben Harrison
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ben Harrison
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Work Foundation
 7
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 75
2020
Work Foundation
 7
2019
Work Foundation
 7
% Female staff
2021
Work Foundation
 1%
United Kingdom average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2020
Work Foundation
 71%
2019
Work Foundation
 71%
% Female researchers
2020
Work Foundation
 100%
United Kingdom average
 24%
Global average
 11%
2019
Work Foundation
 43%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Work Foundation
 7
United Kingdom average
 37
Global average
 33
2019
Work Foundation
 6
2015
Work Foundation
 19

Social

Twitter
Followers (2021)
Work Foundation
 11,652
United Kingdom average
 34,998
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Work Foundation
 11,336
Followers (2017)
Work Foundation
 10,890
Subscribers (2021)
Work Foundation
 32
United Kingdom average
 11,763
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
Work Foundation
 33
Followers (2019)
Work Foundation
 3,060
United Kingdom average
 5,664
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 12/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s entry in wikipedia, Organisation´s website
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