In this Acas research around young people’s experience of the labour market focuses on the transition from education to employment, or on transitions between employment and unemployment, as well as the needs and expectations of young workers and their experience of the workplace.
What do young people look for in a job?
For example, how important are good pay or job security, relative to flexible working hours or a friendly working environment?
Which aspects of the working environment are most effective in engendering organisational commitment and engagement among young people?
For instance, is it high pay, good training provision, effective communication, or is it other things?
Which arrangements for employee voice give young people a sense of influence or involvement at work?
Is employee representation more or less effective than direct communication, for example.
A key theme throughout the analysis is the extent to which the attitudes and experiences of young people (i.e. those aged under 30) are unique to that age group, or are similar to the experiences of workers in older age groups (i.e. those aged 30-39 and 40-59 years).