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31 Oct 2023
In the light of Claudia Goldin's recent Nobel Prize for her work on advancing the understanding of women's labour-market outcomes, Meenakshi Krishnan explores the barriers to equal pay between genders, including caring responsibilities and outdated employer perceptions and what needs to happen for this persistent imbalance to be addressed.
30 Oct 2023
Reflecting on a recent IES HR Network webinar looking at mental health at work, event lead Sally Wilson highlights recent relevant research and considers the way forward for HR professionals wanting to adopt a strategic approach to mental health at work.
October Labour Market Statistics: Comment from the Institute for Employment Studies – no news is not good news24 Oct 2023
Today was meant to see publication of the latest labour market statistics from the Labour Force Survey. Unfortunately however, issues with the reliability of the survey mean that instead only three figures were published..
19 Oct 2023
A new report by the Chartered Management Institute argues that there is need for better management in UK organisations, as productivity levels remain stubbornly low. Zofia Bajorek considers managerial roles in terms of promotion and training, looks at how managers' skills and confidence are often lacking, and how this can be addressed.
16 Oct 2023
In June 2023, it was announced that universal basic income (UBI) will be trialled for the first time in England. Daniel Muir takes an in-depth look at the pros, cons and existing evidence of UBI as a viable policy option.
9 Oct 2023
Zofia Bajorek takes an in-depth look at the CIPD's recently released analysis of its ‘Health and wellbeing at work’ data, which shows a marked increase in sickness absence in the UK. She explores the reasons behind these findings, and offers personal insight into how organisations can best approach and address these issues.
5 Oct 2023
Reflecting on the recent IES HR Directors’ Retreat, Dan Lucy looks at the challenges facing HR and the future workforce, and the views of industry experts on how these can be addressed.
28 Sep 2023
IES has signed The Smallest Things’ Employer with Heart charter, which enables the parents of premature babies to take extended parental leave.
25 Sep 2023
The demand for remote and/or flexible working arrangements outstrips their availability, while jobs advertised with flexible workplace models attract a higher number of applicants. Dan Muir looks at the availability of flexible and remote working across the UK and identifies which jobs offer the most and least amount of flexibility.
12 Sep 2023
While today’s figures see a welcome return to real pay growth, the jobs data is very weak indeed.