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30 Apr 2018
IES paper suggests that HR is failing to make performance and development conversations effective. It rightly says that line managers should have better performance and development conversations with the staff that work for them, but is not yet doing what is needed to help this happen.
UK labour market statistics: more of the same tightness with early signs of a pick-up in wage growth?21 Mar 2018
Nigel Meager, institute director, comments on the March release of ONS labour market statistics. Nigel comments that, on the face of it, the latest employment statistics show a continuation of the slightly unusual pattern seen in last month's release.
New research to identify employer practice that enables career progression for disadvantaged workers28 Feb 2018
The research aims to identify effective employer practice that enables people who experience barriers to advancing in the labour market to achieve career progression.
21 Feb 2018
Nigel Meager comments on the ONS labour market statistics released on 21 February 2018.
Dominant UK reward model is failing: new approaches must address low pay, gender pay and total rewards15 Feb 2018
With many UK workers experiencing real wage cuts, persistent and unjustified pay gaps in a tightening labour market, a new research paper by IES identifies areas where employers and policymakers should act to reinvigorate their pay practices to improve employee engagement and productivity.
7 Feb 2018
Press release: A new report reveals that many gig economy workers are 'relatively content with their working life'. Led by IES, the research involved one of the largest qualitative studies of the gig economy and highlights the diversity of this section of the UK's workforce.
14 Dec 2017
Press release: New survey findings reveal a picture of the nursing workforce facing severe challenges, with increasing workforce pressures affecting patient care.
28 Nov 2017
IES case study identifies how FDM Group was able to almost eliminate its gender pay gap and offers employers guidance on how they can act to close their gaps.
15 Nov 2017
Press release: Nigel Meager, IES director, comments on November's ONS labour market statistics release.
Getting this right will require a great deal of thought: The Taylor review of modern working practices11 Jul 2017
Andrea Broughton comments on the publication of 'Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices'.