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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.

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    Measuring the Effectiveness of Training

    Spilsbury M | Apr 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report is a synthesis of the literature on training evaluation, combined with evidence from a number of employers who are actually undertaking some evaluation activities. It describes a cyclical model to evaluate training, with particular emphasis laid on the identification of training needs and research tools that can be used to measure the impact of training on the organisation. This publication is no longer available.

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    Employers’ Views of Education Business Links

    Hillage J, Hyndley K, Pike G | Apr 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This publication is no longer available. This report, commissioned by the Employment Department, looks at employers’ views of education business links. It examines why and how employers get involved with education and what sort of activities they prefer. It draws out implications for employers, education links agencies and policy bodies, and concludes that the supply of links from the employer side is not a significant constraint in developing a higher level of activity.

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    Measuring and Monitoring Absence from Work

    Seccombe I | Apr 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Research shows that improvements in employee attendance can be achieved through a combination of senior management commitment, clear responsibilities, appropriate information, trained line managers, and attention to staff welfare. This report is concerned with the third of these success factors: the provision of accurate, timely and accessible information. It explains how to calculate, and when to use, a wide variety of absence measures.

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    Personal Development Plans: Case Studies of Practice

    Tamkin P, Barber L, Hirsh W | Jan 1995 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report, based on case study research of leaders in this field, gives practitioners clear descriptions of what Personal Development Plans really are, how they fit in with other HR processes, and how they are working in practice. The eight named case studies include TSB, BP Chemicals, Marks and Spencer and Abbey National. The report also raises some wider policy issues and choices in using PDPs as part of a strategy of self-development.

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    Employers and Family Credit

    Callender C, Court G, Thompson M, Patch A | Dec 1994 | Department of Social Security, Social Research Branch

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Opening the Door: Employment, Prospects and Morale of Newly Qualified Nurses

    Seccombe I | Dec 1994 | Royal College of Nursing

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    The Youth Labour Market, SOLOTEC, and Training Credits

    Spilsbury M, Dench S, Williams M | Nov 1994 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This research examines employers’ involvement with the youth labour market. It explores ways in which policy makers can influence employers’ decisions to recruit young people or old. This publication is no longer available.

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    Graduate Salaries and Vacancies 1995

    Court G, Jagger N | Nov 1994 | Association of Graduate Recruiters

    This publication is no longer available.

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    The IES Graduate Review, 1994

    Court G, Connor H, Jagger N | Oct 1994 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Each year the IES Graduate Review presented the latest information on higher education and the graduate recruitment market. The 1994 review looked at the characteristics of the student population and the way in which their experience of higher education was changing. This publication is no longer available.