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    The Costs and Benefits of the Noise at Work Regulations 1989

    Honey S, Hillage J, Jagger N, Morris S | Jan 1997 | Health and Safety Executive

    As part of a review of the Noise at Work Regulations (1989) IES was commissioned to assess the costs and benefits to employers directly and indirectly arising from the regulations. The assessment was based on a postal survey of an achieved a sample of 1,889 organisations with five or more employees, supplemented by a literature review, follow-up telephone and face to face interviews with 51 respondents and more detailed case studies.

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    Equal Opportunities in Social Science Research Careers

    Court G, Rick J, Dench S, La Valle I, Moralee J | Jan 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This publication is no longer available. Commissioned by the ESRC, the focus of this study was on women’s careers in social science research. It assessed the situation of women researchers in social sciences, by sector and discipline. It examined issues of career prospects and barriers, as raised during interviews with women researchers at different stages in their careers.

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    Measurement of Employment in High Technology Sectors at the Regional Level

    Jagger N, Perryman S | Jan 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Commissioned by Eurostat (the European Commission’s statistical body) the study represents a feasibility study into the ways in which high technology employment can be measured at the regional level across the European Union. The study examines a definition of high technology employment and then uses the UK Labour Force Survey to test the reliability of estimates based on this definition. This publication is no longer available.

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    Employers' Use of the National Record of Achievement

    Kodz J, Atkinson J, Hillage J, Maginn A, Perryman S | Jan 1997 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The National Record of Achievement was a document, in a nationally recognised format, issued to school leavers to set out their skills, experience and achievements. It could provide employers with a convenient and comprehensible record of what a job had applicant done and could do. This study, commissioned by the Department for Education and Employment, examined how employers were using the NRA, the ways they felt it could be improved, as well as the factors which inhibited wider use amongst employers.

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    Evaluation of the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992

    Honey S, Hillage J, Frost D, La Valle I | Jan 1997 | Health and Safety Executive

    This study for the Health and Safety Executive aimed to evaluate the aspects of the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) legislation which were specific to the Regulations. The objectives of the study were to provide background information on the use of DSE; assess employers' understanding of the Regulations; review the nature and extent of the actions taken in order to comply with the Regulations; gather views of DSE users and explore the costs and benefits of the actions taken.

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    Mapping Provision

    The Provision of and Participation in Further Education by Students with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities

    Meager N | Dec 1996 | The Further Education Funding Council / The Stationery Office

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Outsourcing: a Flexible Option for the Future?

    Reilly P, Tamkin P | Dec 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report was published at a time of continuing employer appetite for flexible work arrangements, set against a background of legal and political uncertainty. It sets out arguments for and against outsourcing, and emphasises the need for careful evaluation of the benefits to be found, and the risks involved. This publication is no longer available.

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    Trading Skills for Sales Assistants

    Dench S, Perryman S, Kodz J | Dec 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This qualitative study of sales assistants in the retail industry looks at the culture and competitive strengths in retailing, and the nature and impact of change in the industry. From this background the report explores employers' skills requirements and how they are changing. The study also addresses recruitment, and the assessment of whether individuals have the skills and abilities needed.

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    Personal Feedback: Cases in Point

    Kettley P | Dec 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Multi-source feedback, often called 360 degree review, is the process by which an individual manager receives personal feedback from more than one source (eg subordinates, peers, line manager and customers). This study examines the practical application of various forms of multi-source feedback in eight case study organisations including: the Post Office, BAA, Mercury Communications, Yorkshire Water, BT, and BP.

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    Graduate Salaries and Vacancies 1996

    La Valle I, Jagger N, Perryman S | Nov 1996 | Association of Graduate Recruiters

    This publication is no longer available.