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  • The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

    Mascherini M, Bisello M, Rioboo Leston I | Oct 2016 | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

    This report containing IES research considers the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation, employment and economic status.

  • Recruitment in Britain: Examining employers' practices and attitudes to employing UK-born and foreign-born workers

    Broughton A, Adams L, Cranney M, Dobie S, Marangozov R, Markaki Y, Sumption M | Oct 2016 | Equality and Human Rights Commission

    This IES report examines attitudes and experiences of both employers and employees with regards to the recruitment of foreign-born workers in the UK.

  • Post-Brexit immigration systems and the impact on skills supply

    Marangozov R | Oct 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    In a video interview for the IES Brexit Observatory, Rachel Marangozov considers the issues that a post-Brexit immigration policy needs to address and how such a system would impact on the UK labour market.

  • Changes to UK employment law following Brexit

    Broughton A | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Andrea Broughton considers how Brexit may impact employment law and which areas of legislation could be affected, such as working hours and temporary agency working.

  • The Brexit effect on HR. Part two: The medium to long-term issues

    Tamkin P | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Penny Tamkin outlines the impact that Brexit will have on HR in the medium to longer-term, and the role HR will need to play in supporting strategic changes in the organisation and resourcing the workforce of the future.

  • The Brexit effect on HR. Part one: The immediate issues

    Tamkin P | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Penny Tamkin outlines the short-term areas for concern, including the immediate shock to the organisation's discourse; cultural hijack; the fears of the individual employee; and what HR can say at such a time.

  • Productivity in the Retail Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

    Strategic Labour Market Intelligence Report

    Cox A, Hay G, Hogarth T, Brown G | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This study identifies key issues in retail sector productivity, future challenges and priorities for action by business leaders. To complement recent and parallel work being undertaken, it focusses on the challenges and opportunities presented by online retailing and using 'big data' on consumers to develop future retail propositions.

  • The relationship between UK management and leadership and productivity

    Strategic Labour Market Intelligence Report

    Tamkin P | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This study explores what we know of the link between management and leadership and organisational productivity. In particular, it focuses on some of key elements of the evidence base with regard to management practices, the relationship between management and leadership and innovation, and the role of managers and leaders in workplace practices and high performance working.

  • The impact of Brexit on the world of employment

    Jim Hillage outlines his three areas to monitor

    Hillage J | Sep 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Jim Hillage offers his view on how Brexit will impact on employment, including higher education, skills supply and demand, and health and safety policy.

  • What makes a coach effective?

    Carter A, Blackman A, Hay, R | Aug 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Much work on coaching to date has highlighted the importance of relationships between coachees and their coaches. Here we’ve looked at both coach factors and coaching relationship factors that affect the achievement of coaching outcomes. The paper also offers some practical advice for organisations and on improving coaching components of everyday work routines for internal coaches and managers.