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.

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

 
  • 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.

  • Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation: Claimant research

    Aug 2016 | Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

    This report provides detailed findings of the qualitative research undertaken by IES' for the evaluation of the Intensive Activity Programme (IAP). The programme was a package of intensive support and structured activities that claimants were required to complete within 21 days of making a new Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claim, in addition to a full-time job search.

  • Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation: Evidence synthesis

    Aug 2016 | Department for work and pensions (DWP)

    This report offers an evidence synthesis of IES' evaluation of the Intensive Activity Programme (IAP). The programme was a package of intensive support and structured activities that claimants were required to complete within 21 days of making a new Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claim, in addition to a full-time job search.

  • The path towards predictive analytics

    Reilly P | Aug 2016 | Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

    This paper, written by principal associate Peter Reilly, looks at the growing area of advanced HR analytics. Peter considers issues surrounding the definition of predictive analytics before considering why predictive analytics might be an appropriate move forward for organisations and how organisations might approach the implementation of such analytics.

  • Precarious Employment in Europe: Country Case Studies

    Broughton A, Green M, Rickard R, Swift S, Eichhorst W, Tobsch V, Magda I, Lewandowski P, Keister R, Jonaviciene D, Ramos Martin N E, Valsamis D, Tros F | Jul 2016 | European Parliament

    This report contains the results of eight country cases studies for Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom reviewing precarious employment. The case studies examine three types of employment in each country that were deemed to be at a relatively high risk of precariousness.