Employment Policy blog
We publish blogs to provide insights from, and stimulate debate about, the latest research and thinking.
14 June 2018
Rosie Gloster considers the low take-up of shared parental leave and what can be done to increase take-up amongst qualifying couples. Drawing on IES research for the Government Equalities Office, Rosie offers analysis of parents' decision-making around parental responsibilities.
What does the future of volunteering look like?
Joy Williams, 7 June
The labour market past and future: fifty years of IES insights
Jim Hillage, 31 May
Is wellbeing a missing link in our search for productivity growth?
Stephen Bevan, 15 May
Apprenticeship Levy: is it working?
Becci Newton, 6 April
Volunteering: it makes a difference
Joy Williams, 21 February
Government response to the Taylor Review: damp squib or small step in the right direction?
Nigel Meager, 7 February
What do we mean by inclusive teaching and learning?
Emma Pollard, 9 November
How will ending free movement impact UK employers?
Erica Consterdine, 4 October
How many nurses is a university vice-chancellor worth?
Duncan Brown, 12 September
Matthew Taylor: a reflection on good work
Penny Tamkin, 16 August
Is 'good work' the ultimate workplace health intervention?
Stephen Bevan, 19 July
Public sector pay: Scrap the cap?
Duncan Brown, 5 July
Brexit and the impact on higher education: one year on
Brexit and higher education: the impact on staff and funding one year on
Brexit and higher education: the impact on students one year on
Clarity must be the order of the day for business in Brexit negotiations
Guest blog: Adam Marshall, 31 May
Silver hairs will purchase us a good opinion: reflections on teachers working longer
Annette Cox, 14 March
Women, work and caring: unspoken expectations and stifled careers
Sally Wilson, 8 March
Older women at work: doubly disadvantaged?
Rosa Marvell, 8 March
Two cheers for the PM's focus on mental health at work
Stephen Bevan, 9 January
Brexit, population ageing and nursing shortages: A perfect storm?
Rachel Marangozov, 20 December
Working beyond retirement - the new prescription for good health?
Stephen Bevan, 8 December
Higher education in a post-Brexit world
Joy Williams, 28 September
How will Brexit impact UK employment legislation?
David Yeandle OBE, Guest blog, 19 September
Precarious work - a slippery concept?
Andrea Broughton, 9 September
Immigration and Brexit: Four challenges
Madeleine Sumption, Guest blog, 1 September
EU immigration: impacts and prospects for the UK labour market
Sophie Hedges, 26 August
Absolutely Favelas: Rio as a catalyst for sustainable growth
Sam Swift, 5 August
A third of nurses due to retire in the next 10 years. Who is going to plug the gap?
Rachel Marangozov, 8 July
What does Brexit mean for employment?
Jim Hillage, 29 June
Careers advice is crucial, but what can schools do?
Rosa Marvell, 20 June
Who cares for working carers?
Andrea Broughton, 9 June
Time for employers to take up the social mobility baton from HE
Emma Pollard, 15 April
More apprenticeships, but some are locked out
Jonathan Buzzeo, 16 March
The true cost of 'welfare tourism'
Rachel Marangozov, 11 February
How are employers attracting the right graduates?
Wendy Hirsh, 10 December
Growing entrepreneurship: is it good for the workers?
Nigel Meager, 16 November
India and the UK: a golden opportunity?
Sam Swift, 11 November
Workplace stress: an ongoing issue
Sally Wilson, 5 November 2015
Universities and student mental health: how are universities coping with soaring demand?
Matthew Williams, 9 October
Work-life balance – a win-win situation
Andrea Broughton, 29 September
Will EU rhetoric be a match for the reality of youth unemployment?
Kari Hadjivassiliou, 12 August
Work experience key to improving skills and reducing youth unemployment
Stefan Speckesser, 15 July
How are our graduates faring?
Emma Pollard, 26 June
Risk Management with a smile! Getting an early start on health and safety
Sally Wilson, 18 June
Directing training funds through employers: what does it mean for adult learners?
Annette Cox and Jonathan Buzzeo, 17 June
Adult Learners’ Week: What next for adult Apprentices?
Becci Newton, 15 June
The Queen's Speech: full employment and productivity – do the numbers add up?
Nigel Meager, 29 May
May Day: pagan rites and employment rights
Andrea Broughton, 1 May
Productivity tops the next government’s to do list
Jim Hillage, 1 April
Thanks for the good news Chancellor, but what about youth unemployment?
Jim Hillage and Becci Newton, 19 March