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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    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.

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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.