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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.
Labour Market Statistics October 2020: Fastest ever rise in redundancies, on course for at least 600 thousand lay-offs by the end of the year13 Oct 2020
Comment from IES Director Tony Wilson on today's Labour Market Statistics
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.
28 Sep 2020
Tony Wilson considers the Job Support Scheme, part of the newly announced Winter Economy Plan, and estimates that the government’s post-furlough proposals could still leave a million people long-term unemployed.
21 Sep 2020
Ed Griffin highlights the issues and challenges facing the adult social care workforce and stresses the importance of creating an overarching workforce plan, that will build, develop and support the workers providing this critical service.
Likely that half a million jobs will be lost this autumn – the highest level since at least the mid-1990s11 Sep 2020
Urgent measures needed to support those affected, stimulate employment growth and provide targeted help to viable firms