The Next Normal

The New Normal Episode 9 - The Why of LMI

Episode Summary

Join Chris Webb and Helen Armitage from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University for another foray into the world of work, as told by Covid-19 - this week, we welcome labour market experts Helen Janota and Charlie Ball to the (virtual) booth, where we discuss how LMI has become the hot topic of the Covid era amongst careers professionals, go-to sources for navigating the current landscape and the importance of helping careers specialists and job seekers be critical in their approach to utilising employment data as part of a career management toolkit.

Episode Notes

Further Reading/Listening:

Resolution Foundation - The effects of the Coronavirus crisis on workers

ISE - Covid Bulletin #10

Archway Careers - Helen's website

High Peak Data - Charlie's weekly blog on LMI updates

IES - Getting back to work  

CEDEFOP - EU jobs at highest risk of social distancing

The Correspondent - The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

ISE/AGCAS - Down but not out: The impact on student recruitment

The Guardian - June Brexit summit on cards as talks head for deadlock

Adzuna Blog - Real-time vacancy data and analysis


Our Presenters:

Helen Armitage - A Senior Employability Adviser for the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Helen leads on the Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme and primarily supports the department of Art and Design with in-curriculum careers delivery.

Chris Webb - An Employability Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, Chris supports the Gradvantage programme for final year students and graduates, as well as collaborating with the College of Business, Technology and Engineering on in-curriculum careers delivery.


Our Guest:

Helen Janota - A Careers  and Labour Market Information Consultant and Trainer, Helen is also a Registered Career Development Professional with the Career Development Institute (CDI) and Member of the Careers Writers Association (CWA).  Her experience includes CPD training for careers, education and employability practitioners, including co-delivering the CDI's Insight into LMI workshops; consultancy around the role of careers information within CEIAG provision; and developing high quality information and publications around careers and the world of work for young people and job seekers.

Charlie Ball - An expert on graduate employment for the past two decades, Charlie is Head of Higher Education Intelligence for Prospects/Jisc, a member of Research Advisory Committees for AGCAS and the ISE and of steering groups for HESA and the ONS. He is also a Fellow of the National Institute of Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and a Visiting Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. Charlie also writes on careers issues for mainstream and specialist press and regularly briefs journalists across the media on graduate job issues, as well as regularly delivering keynote presentations and training and development sessions for a variety of different organisations.


If you are interested in any of the discussion points raised in this podcast or have suggestions for future podcast episodes or guest speakers, please contact Chris or Helen on LinkedIn!