Publications

Publications graphicWe author and publish a range of resources to keep you up to date with the latest developments in employment, labour market and human resource policy and practice.

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  • Reaching a positive financial return on investment in flexible working

    Fair flexible futures #3

    Williams M, Cockett J, Allen A | Apr 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report explores the scale of benefits needed to deliver a positive financial ROI on increasing flexible working in frontline sectors. It draws on the findings of five pilot studies by Timewise, conducted in retail, construction, social care, teaching and the NHS.

  • Labour Market Statistics, April 2022

    Apr 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This briefing note sets out analysis of the Labour Market Statistics published on 12 April 2022.

  • Mentor Training Programme Evaluation 2021 2022

    Final report

    Williams J, Pollard E, Subosa M, Campbell B | Apr 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The evaluation included interviews with stakeholders; surveys of participants of the three training courses; a survey of mentees who experienced mentoring from participants on the two blended learning courses; alongside interviews with mentors and senior leaders from their organisations.

  • Evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund 2

    Final report

    Alexander K, Gloster R, Edney C, Buzzeo J, Patel R, Cockett J  | Mar 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This evaluation of Construction Skills Fund 2 aims to explore pathways to employment through the hubs, assess the quality of employment outcomes, explore cost effectiveness of the programme, and draw on lessons learned for skills and employment support policy.

  • CSF Onsite Hubs: learner progress

    Final report

    Gloster R, Buzzeo J, Patel R | Mar 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report supplements findings from the main evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund. This research focuses on the medium-term learner perspectives and experiences of looking for work after completing the course and career and learning progression.

  • Evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund

    Onsite training hubs

    Gloster R, Cockett J, Patel R, Mason B, Buzzeo J, Williams J, Takala H | Mar 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund. This evaluation reviews whether, and how, the hubs were effective across different contexts, and what works in delivery of onsite training.

  • Supporting refugees into work: what can we do better?

    Gloster R, Wimalasiri V | Mar 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This briefing explores how current employment support and employers can better help refugees who can and want to work to reach their full potential.

  • Labour Market Statistics, March 2022

    Mar 2022 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This briefing note sets out analysis of the Labour Market Statistics published on 15 March 2022.

  • Extended and more flexible traineeships: A process evaluation

    Gloster R, Byford M, Buzzeo J, Garner O, Newton B, Crick C, Mackay S | Mar 2022 | IES/Ipsos MORI

    Traineeships have been integral to tackling youth unemployment since 2013. This evaluation aims to understand how these changes were received and implemented, the successes, challenges and lessons learnt, and any effect on trainees’ short- and medium-term outcomes.

  • The Single Parent Employment Challenge:

    Job loss and job seeking after the pandemic

    Clery E, Dewar L, Edney C | Mar 2022 | Gingerbread

    This report focuses on the sub-set of single parents who experienced unemployment during the pandemic. It explores the routes that led to them becoming unemployed and their attitudes to and experiences of job-seeking and back-to-work support.