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14 Jun 2018
Rosie Gloster considers the low take-up of shared parental leave and what can be done to increase take-up amongst qualifying couples. Drawing on IES research for the Government Equalities Office, Rosie offers analysis of parents' decision-making around parental responsibilities.
7 Jun 2018
During Volunteers Week, Joy Williams looks back on the data and research evidence surrounding volunteering, drawing on IES research on behalf of the Careers & Enterprise Company, and considers what the future could hold as technology impacts on the nature of volunteering.
1 Jun 2018
Marks & Spencer has made headlines recently with news that the company may drop out of the FTSE 100 index. One proposed reason for the organisation's current troubles is its 'inward-looking' culture. Here, Dan Lucy, offers his guidance on what organisation's can do to foster resilience.
31 May 2018
We have offered insights on employment and human resource management for fifty years. In this blog, Jim Hillage considers the challenges of forecasting changes in the labour market and of making informed judgements on the future of work.
17 May 2018
Sally Wilson offers insights on how employers can best approach and navigate mental health campaigns and workplace initiatives to deliver improved employee psychological and mental wellbeing.
15 May 2018
What are the links between employee mental and psychological wellbeing and productivity? Stephen Bevan reflects on IES research on behalf of EEF, The Manufacturers' Organisation.
30 Apr 2018
IES paper suggests that HR is failing to make performance and development conversations effective. It rightly says that line managers should have better performance and development conversations with the staff that work for them, but is not yet doing what is needed to help this happen.
6 Apr 2018
Is the Apprenticeship Levy in crisis? Becci Newton reflects on progress made in the Levy's first year and offers her insight on the key challenges facing apprenticeships and technical education in the future, including employer engagement and the development of Apprenticeship Standards.
3 Apr 2018
Article highlights how UK approaches to base pay setting, unlike North America, are seeing something of a compromise between the two main methods - job evaluation and market pay levels.
UK labour market statistics: more of the same tightness with early signs of a pick-up in wage growth?21 Mar 2018
Nigel Meager, institute director, comments on the March release of ONS labour market statistics. Nigel comments that, on the face of it, the latest employment statistics show a continuation of the slightly unusual pattern seen in last month's release.