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30 Nov 2020
Dr Zofia Bajorek details evidence of pervasive weight-based discrimination throughout the work cycle and the implications for employment outcomes.
25 Nov 2020
Tony Wilson reflects on the just-announced Spending Review, and while there is much to welcome in today's announcements, there is still much to be done to support a strong recovery.
20 Nov 2020
IES Director Tony Wilson looks ahead to next week’s Spending Review, and sets out how we can support job growth and tackle rising unemployment
3 Nov 2020
Cristiana Orlando looks at the impact of Covid-19 on youth unemployment and poor employment practices, highlighting the need for the response to have not just 'any work', but good work at its core.
27 Oct 2020
With many staff now working from home, employers are exploring new ways to monitor their workforce. Dan Lucy looks at the impact of new forms of surveillance and their potential threat to employee relations.
26 Oct 2020
Guest blogger Astrid Allen argues that whilst under 'normal circumstances' a shorter working week might bring significant societal gains, these are unlikely to be felt in the context of the present pandemic.
19 Oct 2020
The pandemic has fast-tracked significant changes in ways of working for many people. Rosie Gloster and James Cockett explore how this shift in working patterns could affect the long term flexible working options for employees across varying occupations and sectors.
13 Oct 2020
In a guest-authored blog, Dr Lesley Crane looks at the possible skills chasm between employers looking for employees skilled in remote working and students still learning in physical classroom settings.
12 Oct 2020
With conflicting evidence and mixed reports from both employers and staff, Dan Lucy considers the future of homeworking and the implications for HR.
9 Oct 2020
To mark World Mental Health Day, Zofia Bajorek reflects on her personal mental health challenges through the Covid-19 lockdown and highlights the potential benefits that workplace counselling can deliver.