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30 Mar 2022
Rosie Gloster reflects on recently published IES evaluations of the Construction Skills Funds, assessing the quality of employment outcomes, the cost effectiveness of the programme, and drawing on lessons learned for skills and employment support policy.
25 Mar 2022
In an extract from Campaign for Learning's Post-16 Education and Skills: Levelling Up Everyone, Everywhere, Becci Newton calls for a clear vision connecting apprenticeships to social and economic outcomes and the need to achieve a new apprenticeship-led renaissance if we are to level up opportunities for every 16-18 year-old in England.
15 Mar 2022
This morning’s Labour Market Statistics, covering October 2021 to January 2022, continue to disappoint. A further sharp fall in unemployment, now close to its pre-pandemic record, has masked a further growth in ‘economic inactivity’ as the labour force has continued to shrink overall.
10 Mar 2022
Abbie Winton argues that if policy makers and organisations fail to invest in good quality employment, training and new technologies, the impact on productivity and social inequalities will be far more costly in the longer term.
3 Mar 2022
This blog details the findings from IES' implementation and process evaluation (IPE) into the Coaching Early Conversation Interaction and Language (CECIL) project, which explored approaches designed to help early years practitioners support speech and language outcomes for 2- to 3-year-olds.
23 Feb 2022
With vacancy rates hitting record highs and continuing falls in participation rates, Claire Campbell looks at what employers can do to improve their chances of vacancy filling this year and to attract a wider group of candidates.
15 Feb 2022
Despite vacancies hitting another record high, employment is still stuck more than half a million below pre-pandemic levels, with low unemployment appearing to be the result of people leaving the labour market entirely.
4 Feb 2022
To mark World Cancer Day, Stephen Bevan reflects on new IES research the looks at the impact that cancer has on the working lives of people living with the disease and those who care for them.
2 Feb 2022
Rosie Gloster considers findings from recent research regarding what flexible working means to people who cannot work from home, and its importance compared to other aspects of work.
1 Feb 2022
Zofia Bajorek details her research into obesity stigma and employment as part of the PURPOSE programme, and asks for UK-based employees living and working with obesity to participate in our research and share their views and employment experiences via an online survey.