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Taking time off to be a dad: how can new fathers be supported to have a greater role in family life?3 Jul 2023
With the latest Parental Rights Survey indicating that two in five new fathers did not access paid parental leave, Rosie Gloster considers how more new fathers can be supported to take paternity leave.
28 Jun 2023
In support of Pride Day, Billy Campbell reflects on the positive progress made towards improving LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, and considers how LGBTQ+ employees can be better welcomed and supported in order to achieve full equality and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community.
21 Jun 2023
In an extended blog, Stephen Bevan considers the role of leaders and, drawing on personal experience, candidly reflects on his own tenure in several leadership roles over a 40-year career.
19 Jun 2023
With the recent government announcement regarding additional support for the creative industries, Joy Williams reflects on IES research indicating that sustained long term funding of creative education has the potential to secure long term partnerships and positive outcomes for young people.
13 Jun 2023
Today’s jobs figures are broadly positive, with the level of employment finally back to where it was on the eve of the pandemic and with working hours also returning to pre-Covid levels.
12 Jun 2023
In a blog originally written just after the Spring Budget, Daniel Muir draws on Adzuna vacancy data to consider how the major expansion of free childcare to all pre-school children will be sourced by the required additional labour and skills.
8 Jun 2023
Research indicates that people are providing more hours of unpaid care than ever before. In a personal blog to support Carers Week, Zofia Bajorek reflects on her own experiences as a carer and considers the toll of additional unpaid hours for people who work, detailing actions that organisations can implement to 'care for the carer'.
2 Jun 2023
Despite the hype around the ‘Great Resignation’, Stephen Bevan's blog identifies a regular core of factors that continue to drive resignation decisions and explains how IES can help employers manage labour turnover through good use of data.
Plotting a course towards the labour market: Navigating the results of the Health-led Employment Trials22 May 2023
Becci Newton reflects on the Health-led Employment Trials evaluation, one of the largest trials to date of individual placement and support interventions and considers the evidence of impact and the effect of good work on health.
19 May 2023
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Cristiana Orlando draws on a three-year research study to highlight the specific mental health challenges facing young workers, and the urgent need for policymakers and employers to support the mental health needs of young people entering the labour market.