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7 Jun 2019
Stephen Bevan looks at the impact of Ford closing the Bridgend engine plant and considers necessary mitigating actions and valuable lessons learnt from previous plant closures.
5 Jun 2019
With the dust settling on another successful IES HR Directors' Retreat, facilitator Duncan Brown reflects on the key points and themes of both the HR thought leaders and leading practitioners in attendance.
The impact of student finance: actions are needed to ensure a better understanding of the true costs30 May 2019
Emma Pollard reflects on the impact of student finance and considers what reforms are needed to ensure a better understanding of the complex student finance system.
“I have eyes. I have ears. I have feelings.” Obesity discrimination at work must be challenged more effectively17 May 2019
Zofia Bajorek's new blog reflects on the urgent steps needed to tackle obesity discrimination in the workplace
16 May 2019
The research, first presented at the 2019 European Association for the Study of Obesity conference, looks to enhance workplace practice surrounding a condition that many believe has reached epidemic proportion and is of global concern.
Mindfulness in the Military: Improving mental fitness in the UK Armed Forces using next generation team mindfulness training14 May 2019
A new study by IES in conjunction with Cranfield University investigates if, and how, mindfulness can be leveraged for strategic benefits; and if team-based mindfulness training can help individuals and teams in defence improve mental fitness and change-readiness.
Labour Market Statistics, May 2019: Beneath the headlines, more worrying signals on pay, employment and inequalities14 May 2019
Reflections from Tony Wilson, IES Director, on this month's ONS labour market statistics.
10 May 2019
The government has signalled this week that improving pay and progression will be a key priority – in this blog, Tony Wilson sets out the key importance of changing workplace practice and working through employers.
8 May 2019
IES' new Director of HR Consultancy and Research reflects on the role of line managers in change-ready organisations and how the need for organisational agility has never been greater.
An uncomfortable truth – new IES study reveals that people with epilepsy still face discrimination at work2 May 2019
Epilepsy Action commissioned IES to conduct research exploring the factors that contribute to people with epilepsy being disadvantaged at work, and to identify what good employment support should look like.