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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.
IES evaluation identifies key success factors in supporting adoption of healthcare innovations in the NHS14 Mar 2018
New research outlines key conditions for success in scaling healthcare innovations, identified through an IES evaluation of a national accelerator - the NHS Innovation Accelerator.
2 Mar 2018
Peter Reilly, IES principal associate, considers what HR functions and HR teams can learn from the NHS, GPs and the commissioning process.
New research to identify employer practice that enables career progression for disadvantaged workers28 Feb 2018
The research aims to identify effective employer practice that enables people who experience barriers to advancing in the labour market to achieve career progression.