Publications

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    Careers in Organisations: Issues for the Future

    Hirsh W, Jackson C, Jackson C | Jun 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Drawing on a series of 12 one-day workshops run for IES subscriber organisations, with a total of over 150 participants from 65 different organisations, this report set out to review the career issues that organisations were facing in the mid 1990s and to provide a perspective on how organisations could develop their career management strategies for the future. This publication is no longer available.

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    Is Flatter Better? Delayering the Management Hierarchy

    Kettley P | Jun 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Central to the new model of organisation in the 1990s was a flatter structure, achieved by a reduction in the number of layers in the management hierarchy. Such a structure became synonymous in popular management theory with bureaucracy busting, faster decision making, shorter communication paths, stimulating local innovation and a high involvement style of management.

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    Employee Morale During Downsizing

    Kettley P | Jun 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The experience of living with the possibility of redundancy, and watching others leave, has become part of the working experience of many UK employees. Whatever the corporate rationale, this 'downsizing' is a personal rather than a bottom-line issue for those who survive it and who are ultimately responsible for the newly structured business's future success. Talk of 'survivor syndrome' in the popular press has highlighted the dangers of generating a new breed of alienated employee, devoid of loyalty and commitment. How can employers maintain employee morale in times of such change?

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    Managers for the Millennium

    Bevan S, Toye J, Frost D | May 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The pilot study for this report was originally commissioned by the Employment Department under the Skills Review Programme. Its aim was to assess policy measures which may be taken to influence the supply, quality and skill levels of managers. This publication is no longer available.

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    Measuring the Personnel Function

    Hirsh W, Bevan S, Barber L | May 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This research report considers how the contribution of the personnel function might be measured. It contains case studies of nine major UK organisations, including Marks and Spencer, Rolls-Royce (Aerospace) and Unilever, and spanning both public and private sectors.

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    Teachers: Recruitment and the Labour Market

    Court G, Morris S, Reilly B, Williams M | May 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report looks at the relationship between the supply of teachers to the teaching profession, the state of the labour market and pay levels. It comprises a review of existing information on the supply of teachers, and the findings from a statistical modelling exercise looking at some of the influences on the proportion of graduates entering teaching between 1986 and 1992. This publication is no longer available.

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    Employment of Homeworkers: Examples of Good Practice

    Huws U, Podro S | May 1995 | International Labour Organization

    This working paper provides an overview of the most important aspects of the employment and working conditions of homeworkers, including home-based teleworkers, and of the legal provisions that exist in different countries. It also gives concrete examples of how such provisions can best be applied in practice or, in the absence of specific regulations, of what would constitute good practice.

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    Graduate Salaries and Vacancies 1995 Summer Update

    Court G, Jagger N, Moralee J | May 1995 | Association of Graduate Recruiters

    This publication is no longer available.

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    New Deals. The Revolution in Management Careers

    Herriot P, Pemberton C | May 1995 | John Wiley & Sons

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Team Working and Pay

    Thompson M | Apr 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report examines the evidence and issues relating to team working and team pay, with particular reference to white-collar employees. Here is a discussion of what constitutes a team, and how performance pay schemes have been adopted or adapted for teams. It concludes with the issues employers should address when developing team working and pay.