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Feb 2018

Vacancy: Institute Director

We are looking for a new Institute Director (chief executive) who can, together with our excellent and talented staff and trustees, confidently grow the Institute to the next stage of its development.

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15 Feb 2018

Dominant UK reward model is failing: new approaches must address low pay, gender pay and total rewards

With many UK workers experiencing real wage cuts, persistent and unjustified pay gaps in a tightening labour market, a new research paper by IES identifies areas where employers and policymakers should act to reinvigorate their pay practices to improve employee engagement and productivity.

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7 Feb 2018

New gig economy study reveals diversity of worker experiences

Press release: A new report reveals that many gig economy workers are 'relatively content with their working life'. Led by IES, the research involved one of the largest qualitative studies of the gig economy and highlights the diversity of this section of the UK's workforce.

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The future of reward strategies: read our head of HR consultancy, @duncanbHR's, new opinion paper:

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