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Gloster R, Buzzeo J, Marvell R, Tassinari A, Williams J, Williams M, Swift S, Newton B | Oct 2015 | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
This report investigates how taking part in further education – such as an apprenticeship, work-based learning, community learning and adult education – helps people get better jobs and wages. It also looks at the effects further education has on the prospects for the children of learners. It is a review of published research from government, academics and think tanks.
What it is, the benefits, and how it can be applied in the workplaceHall L | Oct 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
Mindfulness has been around for more than 2,500 years, with roots in Buddhist teachings amongst others, although there is a tradition of contemplation in all the major religions. However, recent years have seen mindfulness practices spread to many secular contexts, including the workplace. This briefing paper explores what mindfulness is, potential benefits for organisations and their employees, and offers pointers for creating a more mindful workplace.
Speckesser S, Nafilyan V, Ledermaier S | Sep 2015 | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Using a large set of empirical macroeconomic data from a variety of sources, including Eurofound and the European Commission AMECO database, this report analyses how the institutional features of national wage bargaining regimes influence pay outcomes
IES event report: Mini-conference 21 May 2015Tamkin P, Snowden E, Callen A, Brannon D | Aug 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
The mini-conference in May was a very successful event, with lots of positive feedback from members. We have written a full account of the day’s events, covering each presentation in detail.
Views from the IES HR Directors’ RetreatTamkin P | Aug 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
Penny Tamkin has written a reflective paper inspired by presentations at the HR Directors' Retreat 2015, in which she considers the case studies in detail, and explores some of the ideas raised.
A framework for thinking about your own approachReilly P | Aug 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
This infographic summarises Peter Reilly's framework and top tips, as published in his new guide: Workforce planning: a framework for thinking about your own approach This file may be shared and republished, under a Creative Commons...
Reilly P | Jul 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
This second paper in our new series of HR Essentials papers focuses on workforce planning. It offers the practitioner two elements of support on just two pages: A framework for thinking about your own approach, and ten practical tips for developing and implementing a successful approach.
Varney S | Jul 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies
This third paper in our new series of HR Essentials highlights five key challenges of organisation design and offers ten practical tips to help HR professionals to navigate those challenges.
Williams M, Coare P, Marvell R, Pollard E, Houghton A-M, Anderson J | Jul 2015 | Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
This report presents the findings of a research project undertaken for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to update its understanding of institutional support provision for students with mental health problems and other impairments with high cost or intensive support needs.
Caroline Callan | Jul 2015 | Home Office
Caroline Callan's slides from the IES HR Network event: 'HR Business Partners: Yes please or no thanks?'