You can now download an e-book pdf for free of “Back for the Future: Sociological Theory and Today’s Big Issues” available at University of Sussex. The book blurb is below: Back for the Future…” introduces the concept of sociological investigation and describes the theoretical approaches of Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber in the context
Resources: Research Publications
The Resources Library provides all kinds of interesting small articles, training and learning tools, research papers and ‘think-pieces’ plus other materials that are all free to use (for non-commercial purposes).
Increasing diversity in job-recruiting – a trial that closed the racial gap has lessons for recruiters
Increasing diversity in the workforce is an important challenge. The public trust government services and companies more if they see that their social identity – race, gender, disability etc. – is reflected in the service being provided. Employers are therefore keen to improve the application rate and success rate of minority-group candidates. A recruitment campaign for a regional police service managed to increase by 50% the pass rate on a pre-employment test, amongst non-white candidates. They achieved this huge improvement by changing the wording of emailed information sent to candidates. How did this work and what are the practical implications for employers?
This report gives the picture of the needs of adults with learning disabilities highlighting acute problems that need to be tackled by public services and wider society. Various statistical and qualititative data is reviewed. For instance, people with learning disabilities get less good health care meaning that they are more likely to die prematurely. This