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2 Aug 2022
With the proposal to cut up to £8.8bn a year through the introduction of regional pay boards and wage variation for public sector workers now hastily retracted, Stephen Bevan and Tony Wilson look at this often-mooted idea and reflect on why it has never delivered.
Bonus growth: a welcome sign of caring HR management or an ineffective sticking plaster for low pay?27 Jul 2022
Duncan Brown considers the rise of bonuses and cost of living payments and questions whether bonus payments to lower-paid staff is a step on the path to more permanent and higher investments in people and their productivity.
19 Jul 2022
These figures are a timely reminder of the challenges the next prime minister will face. All the talk of tax cuts and 're-doing Brexit' won't help firms with the biggest problem they're facing, which is finding the workers to fill their jobs.
11 Jul 2022
Claudia Plowden Roberts calls for neurodiversity in the workplace to be celebrated as an intrinsic part of the human diversity spectrum, highlighting that a reliance on talent, not diagnosis, provides organisational advantages when neurodiverse employees are sufficiently supported at work.
5 Jul 2022
Stephen Bevan considers the merits of multi-year pay deals as a potential method of matching wages with potentially long term volatile inflation during a growing cost of living crisis.
Wellbeing at work as a collective challenge, not a problem that individuals should struggle with privately4 Jul 2022
To coincide with an article she co-authored on mindfulness as a ‘team’ activity, IES Principal Research Fellow Dr Alison Carter argues for employers to consider more social based wellbeing initiatives.
1 Jul 2022
We are extremely proud to congratulate not one but two IES colleagues
28 Jun 2022
Rosie Gloster highlights the challenges employers and government face in tackling the participation crisis among older people and details new research, which provides an insight into the types of government action and workplace practices that might offer solutions.
16 Jun 2022
Stephen Bevan highlights the urgent need for self employed construction workers to have improved access to mental health services and support, and makes recommendations on how this could be delivered to make it more accessible to this hard to reach group of workers.
14 Jun 2022
This is really grim news on pay and is only likely to get worse. Despite the tightest labour market on record, nominal pay is broadly flat meaning that rocketing inflation is leading to the largest cuts in real pay in at least two decades.