Recent IES HR news in brief

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1 Apr 2015

HR Insight Issue 20

News in brief

  • The CIPD has commissioned IES to conduct research in five countries, into how employers can retain older workers by focusing on their health and wellbeing and being flexible about the caring commitments of older workers, such as their responsibilities caring for elderly parents.
  • IES is collaborating with the University of Brighton to conduct some original research into the links between HR practices and employee performance and well-being. The results will be disseminated at an event (planned for January 2017) hosted by the University of Brighton.
  • IES has been commissioned to evaluate the work and wellbeing strand of Mind’s ‘Blue Light’ initiative, which aims to improve the awareness and management of the mental health of employees in the emergency services.
  • Pay progression report for IDS was published. Private sector practice on progression, A research report for the Office of Manpower Economics, Mulkearn K, Welfare S, Withers L, Hinks R, Rickard C, Reilly P | Nov 2014 | Office of Manpower Economics
  • The Fourth Work-Life Balance Employer Survey (2013 edition) was published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This most recent UK survey of work-life balance, researched and written by IFF in collaboration with IES, provides a detailed picture of employers' policies and practice on flexible working and leave arrangements.
  • The 2014 RCVS Survey of the Veterinary Profession was published. These surveys by IES for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) provide a snapshot of the current state of the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions, providing information in a number of areas, and gauging individual views on the current state of the profession.
  • IES is currently leading an evidence review which aims to identify the behavioural drivers of organisational decision-making. The work has been commissioned by a cross-government partnership led by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.