The Workplace Employment Relations Study (WERS) is the most definitive and influential study of employment relations in Great Britain.
WERS consults nearly 3,000 organisations across the length and breadth of Britain, on all areas of workplace policy and practice.
This rigorous and highly influential study covers both large and small workplaces across the private and public sectors.
The results from WERS will track developments in employment
relations, to inform government policy and legislation
WERS is a valuable benchmarking tool. It will help participating workplaces compare employment relations performance and practices with other organisations, both in particular sectors and across the country. To say thank you, participants will be granted early access to these study findings.
You can download a copy of the WERS 2011 First Findings booklet here.
The Impact of WERSWERS has informed a range of policy areas, including:
The information that is provided by respondents is analysed and published in a sourcebook that informs policy-makers in the field of employment relations.
How WERS works
WERS is made possible through funding from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), Acas, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR's involvement is made possible through funding from the Nuffield Foundation.