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Can an app help spot the gap? How technology might help address attainment gaps among early years children29 May 2020
Anneka Dawson and colleagues reflect on their recent evaluation study of the Early Years Toolbox and consider what steps can be taken to ensure that children get the support they need as they return to early years settings, post Covid-19.
26 May 2020
Tony Wilson argues that we have the evidence, the money and the capacity to tackle the looming unemployment crisis – what’s needed is swift government action in helping people back into work.
21 May 2020
In a guest blog, workplace wellbeing expert James Rind, shares key questions organisations should be asking employees, in order to adapt their wellbeing strategies to meet new and disrupted ways of working.
20 May 2020
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Zofia Bajorek considers the power of kindness at work, highlighting its role in promoting a greater sense of competence and cohesion in the workplace.
Labour market data: Fastest rise in unemployment since 1947, with the areas with the poorest areas worst hit19 May 2020
Analysis of this morning’s labour market data by IES has found that last month saw the fastest rise in claimant unemployment since the claimant count started in 1971.
18 May 2020
In a guest blog, Professor Duncan Lewis warns that the challenges of remote management could lead to an increase in bullying and harassment - highlighting the need for managers to use emotional intelligence and new techniques to promote cohesion and trust.
14 May 2020
Dan Lucy considers the challenges faced by managers working remotely, whilst highlighting the potential opportunities to develop more effective ways of managing their teams to better meet the current context.
12 May 2020
Ed Griffin breaks down the latest 60 page government guidance on the recovery strategy, highlighting stand out areas for employers and the implications and appropriate next steps, for their workforce.
The impact of COVID-19 and MOT extensions on independent garages in the motor industry - an explainer12 May 2020
Georgie Akehurst takes a look at how Covid-19 is shaping the independent garage sector, reporting on the experiences of those working within it and its prospects of recovery.
5 May 2020
Helena Takala and Anneka Dawson provide an overview of early years funding, highlighting the need for policymakers to prioritise children's outcomes and bridging the disadvantage gap.