Publications

Publications graphicWe author and publish a range of resources to keep you up to date with the latest developments in employment, labour market and human resource policy and practice.

All our pdf publications are free to access, and some are available to purchase as hard copies.

Publications for the IES HR Network are embargoed for three months before being circulated publicly.

 
  • Presenteeism: A review of current thinking

    Garrow V | Feb 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    As organisations continue to try to achieve more with less, develop leaner systems and greater efficiency, the toll it takes on employees’ mental and physical health has climbed the agenda. Increased presenteeism – employees who attend work whilst ill – is one possible outcome of the pressure on organisations to remain competitive and boost productivity. This report is based on an overview of research and current thinking in the field.

  • Shared Parental Leave: Take-up levels, different approaches, and the keys to successful implementation

    Mercer M | Feb 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Conversations with our HR Network members, and recent studies give us an insight into the implementation and take-up of Shared Parental Leave, and the issues that organisations have faced in trying to get it right.

  • Infographic: Organisation Design: 5 challenges and 10 tips

    Varney S | Jan 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Infographic summarising Sharon Varney's challenges and top tips for organisations design, as published in her HR Essentials guide to the subject.

  • A country study on immigrants from the new Member States to the United Kingdom

    As reported in: The social dimension of intra-EU mobility: Impact on public services

    Marangozov R, Nafilyan V, Tassinari A, Buzzeo J | Jan 2016 | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

    This country case study represents the results of a literature review, data analysis and qualitative research conducted into the impact on UK public services of immigrants from the new EU Member States. The report outlines findings of our literature review and provides an update on recent welfare reforms with regards to EU citizens. It also highlights the findings of our quantitative and qualitative data results before drawing together conclusions and policy recommendations.

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    Ethics in HR

    Alison Carter | Dec 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Alison Carter's Member Paper 111 'Ethical dilemmas in HR practice' from HR in a disordered world: IES Perspectives on HR 2015

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    Slides 'Ethics in HR'

    Alison Carter | Dec 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Alison Carter's slides from the IES HR Network event 'Ethics in HR'

  • Social dimension of intra-EU mobility: Impact on public services

    Dec 2015 | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

    This report looks at the impact of intra-EU mobility on the public services of Member States of the European Union. The current debate in many Member States centres on the ‘welfare magnet hypothesis’, which holds that migrants, including mobile citizens from the central and eastern European Member States, are attracted by the better quality of these services and easier access to them in the host countries.

  • Infographic: Apprenticeship Trailblazers: Key directions for employers

    Nov 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies

    IES was commissioned to lead an evaluation of the early Apprenticeship Trailblazers, which comprised interviews and surveys with those involved in Trailblazer development. The final report was recently published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This infographic reveals the key key lessons for employers.

  • Infographic: Apprenticeship Trailblazers: Progress against aims

    Nov 2015 | Institute for Employment Studies

    IES was commissioned to lead an evaluation of the early Apprenticeship Trailblazers, which comprised interviews and surveys with those involved in Trailblazer development. The final report was recently published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Here, we map the progress findings from the evaluation against the ambitions that the government highlighted as important.

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    Slides from 'Annual Provocation: Beyond competencies'

    Nana Amoa-Buahin | Nov 2015 | London Borough of Lambeth

    Nana Amoa-Buahin's slides from the IES HR Network Annual Provocation: Beyond competencies