Publications

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  • Estimating the impact of Traineeships

    Final Report

    Dorsett R, Gray H, Speckesser S, Stokes L | Jun 2019 | Department for Education

    Based on the analysis of national administrative data, this report estimates the effect of participating in a Traineeship on the three intended outcomes of progress into an apprenticeship, further learning or employment.

  • Infographic: Career Provision in Colleges: What Works?

    Williams J | Jun 2019 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This infographic summarises the findings from research conducted by IES into careers provision in colleges. This shows the impact of good college careers provision and lessons for colleges to take forward in order to meet the Gatsby benchmarks.

  • Slides: Annual HR Directors' Retreat

    Strategic Human Resource Management: Back to the future with people management?

    Guest D, Seehra I, Brown D, Clarke N, Black C | May 2019 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Slides from IES HR Directors' Retreat: 'Strategic Human Resource Management: Back to the future with people management?', 24 May 2019, Brighton.

  • Alternative Student Finance: current and future students’ perspectives

    Alternative Student Finance: current and future students’ perspectives

    Research Report

    E Pollard, C Huxley, A Martin, H Takala, M Green, J Griggs, N Ilic, E Cooper, H Piggott | May 2019 | Department for Education

    This new research gathers further feedback from a range of Muslim students, graduates and potential students to understand their attitudes to finance, decisions about HE and role of student finance in these, and their views on and potential demand for Alternative Student Finance (ASF).

  • Impact of the student finance system on participation, experience and outcomes of disadvantaged young people

    Impact of the student finance system on participation, experience and outcomes of disadvantaged young people

    Literature review

    Pollard E, Huxley C, Martin A, Takala H, Byford M  | May 2019 | Department for Education

    This report describes the findings from the Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) literature review undertaken for the Department for Education (DfE). The report also sets out the aims of the literature review, the search and sift processes adopted, maps the literature identified, and provides an assessment of the adequacy and coverage of the research evidence.

  • Evaluation of the Industry Placements Pilot

    Evaluation of the Industry Placements Pilot

    Research report

    Newton B, Williams J, Francis R, Gloster R, Buzzeo J, Byford M, Spiegelhalter K, Esmond, B  | May 2019 | Department for Education

    The aim of this research project was to provide independent external, process evaluation of the Industry Placements Pilot Programme. Industry placements will be an integral part of the new T Level programmes which will help learners taking classroom based qualifications gain demonstrable technical and vocational expertise.

  • Evaluation of T Level Industry Placement Pilot: route reports

    Evaluation of T Level Industry Placement Pilot

    Route reports

    Newton B, Williams J, Francis R, Gloster R, Buzzeo J, Byford M, Spiegelhalter K, Esmond, B  | May 2019 | Department for Education

    The evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Education to provide an independent assessment of the Industry Placements Pilot Programme.

  • Obesity and Work

    Challenging stigma and discrimination

    Bajorek Z, Bevan S | May 2019 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This IES research looks to enhance workplace practice surrounding obesity - a condition that many believe has reached epidemic proportion and is of global concern.

  • Mindfulness in the Military

    Mindfulness in the Military

    Improving mental fitness in the UK Armed Forces using next generation team mindfulness training

    Carter A, Tobias Mortlock J | May 2019 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) commissioned IES and Cranfield University to investigate if, and how, mindfulness could be leveraged for strategic benefits. The team examined and compared different types of mindfulness-based mental fitness training to determine effectiveness in generating improved resilience, cognitive capacity and team work.

  • Slides: Artificial intelligence: the potential impact on the work of the HR function

    Reilly, P | May 2019 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Peter Reilly's slides from IES HR workshop 'Artificial intelligence: the potential impact on the work of the HR function ', 2 May 2019, London.