"WERS is a very valuable resource and it's key to understanding
how the employment relationship has developed over time. As we move
into a period of economic recovery, this survey will be central to
helping us understand just how the labour market changed in a
recession characterised by employers and employees working together
to preserve businesses and protect jobs. We would encourage all CBI
members to take part."
Katja Hall, Director of Employment Policy, CBI
"The WERS Survey provides a crucial evidence base to help Ministers create policies that will support private sector job creation and drive economic growth. The more businesses that respond the better picture we will have of the vibrant and diverse businesses that are based in the UK today. BCC would encourage all its members, large and small, to respond to this survey."
Abigail Morris, Employment Adviser, BCC
"The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is pleased to support the Workplace Employment Relations Study. It is important that the issues and interests of small and micro businesses and their staff are fully reflected in this study given the fact that they make up the majority of the private sector workforce".
Mike Cherry, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
"The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils regards WERS as a key piece of primary research and are delighted to support this work. In the current difficult financial circumstances workplace relations will be even more important than before and the Alliance looks forward to having access to such a valuable source of information."
Bob Windmill, UK Research Manager, Alliance SCC
"We are big supporters of WERS. The media so often write nonsense about what goes on in workplaces. But WERS tells the truth. And that's why we value it."
Brendan Barber, General Secretary, TUC
"Since the first survey 30 years ago, WERS has charted - with a thoroughness no other research comes near to matching - the shifting systems and structures underpinning the employment relationship. In order to retain their reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on employment relations in Britain, the WERS team need to have access to a wide range of workplaces across all sectors of the economy. I am confident that employers will recognise the value of this research and continue to give the WERS researchers their full co-operation."
Mike Emmot, Adviser, Employee Relations, CIPD
"The BRC is pleased to support the Workplace Employment Relations Study. Retail is a vital part of the UK economy, employing nearly 3 million people. We encourage retailers to take part in the study to help provide important data on employment issues to policymakers and other key stakeholders."
Michelle Irving, Employment Adviser, British Retail Consortium
"WERS provides a vital insight into working life inside British workplaces that is an invaluable tool, helping the IPA develop the right support for organizations needing to enhance productivity and performance and build positive employee relations. We encourage you to take the time to participate in this essential study."
Nita Clarke, Director, IPA
"The relationship between the employer and their employees has never been more important. WERS provides a crucial series of data that informs policy, supports research and enhances our understanding of the dynamics of the workplace. We strongly urge all employers to participate in WERS. It is vital that WERS captures the diversity and complexity of employment relations in the UK today."
Dr Wilson Wong, Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation
"The gold standard survey of personnel and labour relations. If only the US was smart enough to imitate this masterful study!"
Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA