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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    National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications: Early Implications of Employers’ Take-up and Use

    Callender C, Toye J, Connor H, Spilsbury M | Dec 1993 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report examines awareness and patterns of use of NVQs/SVQs and Occupational Standards. Information sources, employer perceptions and factors affecting take-up of NVQs/SVQs are investigated, along with employee response and practical implementation issues. The report highlights a number of areas for improvement to help develop and broaden the base of take-up. This publication is no longer available.

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    Jobsearch: Modelling Behaviour and Improving Practice

    Atkinson J, Dolan M, Pettigrew N, Hyndley K | Dec 1993 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Three elements determine jobsearch success: employer behaviour, individual behaviour and the external labour market. This study looks at the context within which unemployed people conduct their search for work, identifies the characteristics of good jobsearch practice as well as the at-risk groups least likely to adopt them. It offers constructive and practical guidance. This publication is no longer available.

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    Measuring Satisfaction with the Careers Service

    Hillage J | Nov 1993 | Careers Service

    This publication is no longer available.

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    The Case for ‘National Equality in Employment Targets’

    Meager N, Williams M | Nov 1993 | TEC National Council

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Medium Sized Enterprises: An International Perspective

    Clay N, Cowling M, Cressy R, Creigh-Tyte S | Nov 1993 | NatWest Mid Corporate Division

    This publication is not available.

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    London Labour Market Futures Study

    Meager N, Honey S, Everett M and Williams M | Nov 1993 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Development Centres: Assessing or Developing People?

    Jackson C, Yeates J | Nov 1993 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    This publication is no longer available. As the assessment centre method has become an increasingly popular way of assessing employees, a number or organisations have been experimenting with using it as a means of developing their staff. This study explores how the method is being adopted for developmental purposes, the design, purpose and process of centres, and integration with other aspects of career management.

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    The IMS Graduate Review, 1993

    Connor H, Court G, Jagger N | Oct 1993 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    The 1993 annual Graduate Review revealed a continuing surplus and consequent unemployment of graduates. It looked at the new recruiters, new opportunities and changes in the nature of courses. Government checks on expansion of admissions faced many counter-pressures. The report contained a section on postgraduates, plus all the facts, figures and trends needed. This publication is no longer available.

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    Employers’ Attitudes Towards People with Disabilities

    Honey S, Meager N, Williams M | Sep 1993 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    This publication is no longer available. Conducted for the Employment Department, this study assessed the extent to which employers were prepared to identify and meet the needs of disabled recruits and employees. Only a small minority met the legal quota. Whilst some people with disabilities preferred to remain unregistered, stereotypes of disability and assumed difficulties deterred some employers from their active recruitment.

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    Shortlisting the Best Graduates

    Strebler M T, Pike G | Sep 1993 | Institute for Employment Studies

    There are too many graduate applicants for too few job vacancies. A major challenge for employers is to shortlist applicants effectively and fairly. This report examines the shortlisting and preselection practices of five major graduate recruiters from different employment sectors. This publication is no longer available.