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Infographic: Equality and Diversity Partnership Grants 2010-2013
This infographic depicts key findings from IES's evaluation for the Skills Funding Agency. The equality, diversity and inclusion grants were given to Further Education (FE) colleges and training organisations to develop the capacity of the sector to meet the public sector Equality Duty. The evaluation assesses the impact and value for money of the grants, and includes good practice case studies.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Infographic: Barriers to successful coaching - the coachee perspective
This infographic depicts key findings on what barriers coachees' perceptions of the barriers to successful coaching, from recent research by the Institute for Employment Studies and James Cook University
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

New coachee study reveals the barriers to effective coaching
Recent research offering a rare view from the coachee perspective, has confirmed that, for the vast majority of coachees, coaching is successful. Digging deeper, the study made interesting discoveries about the barriers to effective coaching.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Employment figures strong, but underlying paradoxes still remain
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics: 'Today's ONS statistics are, once again, extremely positive, but also pose some serious questions about the state of the UK labour market...'
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Labour market recovery builds
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics: 'Today's statistics from ONS are, as expected, extremely positive...'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT

IES Brighton head office moves to new address
The new IES address in Brighton is City Gate, 185 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN3 1TL.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT

EU jobless rate stabilising but structural problems remain
Andrea Broughton, IES Principal Research Fellow, comments on today's Eurostat unemployment statistics: "The latest EU unemployment figures show that the overall rate of unemployment in the Eurozone in January 2014 was 12%, stable since October 2013..."
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT

More good news on the labour market front
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics: "Today's statistics from ONS are again encouraging, and confirm that the economic recovery is leading to an upturn in the labour market..."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Threats and opportunities for strategic HR
The Institute for Employment Studies today launches its annual IES Perspectives on HR report, which aims to help the HR function to move towards a more strategic outlook.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Shaping talent management to address real business needs
A new model for tackling talent management is launched today in a report from the Institute for Employment Studies.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Labour market recovery now firmly established
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Labour market recovery continues
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Economic recovery now feeding through to the labour market
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

EU unemployment rate holds steady for the second month in a row
Andrea Broughton comments on the latest European employment statistics.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

UK jobs market stable as economy begins to pick up
Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, comments on today's ONS Labour Market Statistics: 'Today's data release from the Office of National Statistics is broadly positive, with most of the labour market indicators showing slight improvements...
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

HR blog: Peter Reilly: Heading to zero?
I have long since taken the view that politician and media hype on flexible labour markets has got in the way of finding benefit in flexible work arrangements.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

New IES HR blog: Mary Mercer: Are you just paying lip service to diversity?
We're starting a blog written by our Employer team, in which we plan to bring you useful insights on current hot topics or news stories in the HR world. This first post is written by Mary Mercer, one of our Principal Consultants.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

EU unemployment continues to break records
Andrea Broughton comments on the latest European employment statistics.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Budget boosts for the labour market, but will they cut unemployment?
Jim Hillage, IES Director of Research, comments on today's Budget announcement.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Employment up again as private sector jobs grow on the back of real wage cuts
Jim Hillage, IES Director of Research, comments on the latest UK employment figures.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Youth unemployment now nearing 60% in Greece
Andrea Broughton comments on the latest European employment statistics.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

UK labour market recovery continues
Nigel Meager, Institute Director, comments on the latest UK employment figures.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

EU unemployment rate steady, but youth unemployment remains EU's biggest headache
Andrea Broughton comments on the latest European employment statistics.
Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

UK labour market: further improvement but longer-term concerns
Jim Hillage offers his comment and analysis of today's labour market statistics released by ONS.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

EU unemployment continues to hit new highs - over half of young people in Greece and Spain are without work
Andrea Broughton comments on the latest European employment statistics.
Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

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