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14 Feb 2024
In the light of the Valentine's Day strike by Deliveroo and Uber Eats workers, Kate Alexander looks at the rapid rise in app-based employment and accompanying legislation (or lack of it) around pay and workers' rights for platform-based employees.
13 Feb 2024
Today sees the first full publication of revised jobs data following revisions made to how Labour Force Survey responses are weighted.
31 Jan 2024
Following her recent webinar, Astrid Allen summarises the new flexible working legislation and how it will change the process for employees requesting flexibility. She also refers to recent research and recommendations on best practise for flexible working arrangements to benefit employees, employers and organisations alike.
29 Jan 2024
In the second part of her in-depth look at DEI in the workplace Meenakshi Krishnan explores the current challenges in making genuine progress, and the common pitfalls for HR professionals and organisations. She also sets out her recommendations for the continued improvement and success of DEI moving forward.
10 Jan 2024
Meenakshi Krishnan summarises the trends and developments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace in 2023, including the worrying backlash against ongoing efforts to improve opportunities for marginalised groups.
Pay and rewards: our ‘hopes and fears’ and your key priorities for 2024 to avoid more ‘stagnation (HR) nation’2 Jan 2024
2024 pay awards are high on the employer agenda. But with a sense of continuing economic stagnation pay and reward specialist Duncan Brown considers three priority areas that HR should focus on in 2024.
14 Dec 2023
Good quality, accurate, reliable data is a critical starting point in the development of evidence-based public policy. Daniel Muir takes an in-depth look into the recent issues with accurate data collection, possible alternatives, and future challenges in relation to the changing labour market.
12 Dec 2023
Today’s figures suggest that the labour market is continuing to cool but isn’t crashing. Employment remains steady, unemployment is flat and there are still nearly a million vacancies in the economy.
The Commission for Healthier Working Lives: building a consensus on how to address the decline in working-age health7 Dec 2023
IES, Learning and Work Institute and Royal Society for Public Health are collaborating as research partners on the Commission for Healthier Working Lives, supported by the Health Foundation, which aims to identify and address the reasons for the current decline in working-age health in the UK. This blog introduces the new collaboration, and sets out its plans and intentions.
27 Nov 2023
Following the party political conferences, Becci Newton looks at the current participation of 16 to 18 year olds in education and training, the worrying rise in levels of non-participation, and the main parties' policy intentions on this. She covers recent policy history, reasons for success, or lack of it, and recommendations to achieve improvements.