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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    Careers and Training in Dance and Drama

    Jackson C, Honey S, Hillage J, Stock J | May 1994 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    This study clarifies some of the issues around the current system of discretionary funding for dance and drama training and the impact of training on future careers. Commissioned by the Arts Council, the research provides a variety of evidence about how the dance and drama labour markets operate. This publication is no longer available.

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    Employment, The Small Firm and the Labour Market

    Atkinson J, Storey D (eds) | May 1994 | Routledge

    This publication is no longer available.

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    The US Labour Market for New Graduates

    Court G, Connor H | Apr 1994 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report assessed the impact of a rapid rise in the supply of graduates on the labour market. In order to understand the potential longer term effects of growth in graduate output, the Employment Department commissioned this study on the US labour market for new graduates. This publication is no longer available.

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    Towing the Line: Helping Managers to Manage People

    Bevan S, Hayday S | Mar 1994 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    Line managers are increasingly involved in people management. This report looks at how more devolved accountability for managing staff is being managed by large employers, how well line managers are prepared for the challenge and how Human Resource managers are providing them with the necessary support. This publication is no longer available.

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    Implementing NVQs: the Experience of Employers, Employees and Trainees

    Toye J, Vigor P | Mar 1994 | Institute of Manpower Studies

    While many large employers have some experience of NVQs, decisions have still to be made about whether to become fully committed. The purpose of this report, which concentrates on use of NVQs within large organisations, is to help inform those decisions. This publication is no longer available.

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    A Head for Figures?

    Stock J, Bevan S, Barber L | Jan 1994 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report reveals the growing managerial and administrative role of headteachers and indicates that an urgent review is required of the support available to them. This publication is no longer available.

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    Evaluation of Investors in People in England and Wales

    Spilsbury M, Atkinson J, Hillage J, Meager N | Jan 1994 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This publication is no longer available. Investors in People was launched in 1990. It provides a framework of best practice against which employers can review the performance of employees and the competitiveness and effectiveness of the organisations for which they work. This is a large scale quantitative study of the role Investors has played in helping employers invest more effectively in the skills their businesses need.

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    Skill Mix and Working Practice in Hospital Pharmacy

    Bevan S, Strebler M T, Yeates J | Dec 1993 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This publication reviews the organisation of ten hospital pharmacy departments across England. Staff roles, task allocation and skill mix of hospital pharmacists, technicians and assistants, are examined, highlighting points of good practice. The report recommends ways of looking at both the total service and the way tasks are allocated for greater efficiency, and for moves towards greater job enrichment for many pharmacy staff. This publication is no longer available.

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    Women in the NHS: Experiences in South East Thames

    Jackson C, Barber L | Dec 1993 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This publication presented the results of a survey of staff in the SE Thames Regional Health Authority as part of their initiative to support the Women in the NHS programme. It contained recommendations under two headings: 'family friendly' employment practices, and career development for women. This publication is no longer available.

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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.