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  • Real time vacancy analysis: Early findings on changes in vacancy levels by local area and job type

    Wilson T, Papoutsaki D, Cockett J, Williams M | Apr 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This Briefing Note is the first of a series exploring changes in vacancies since the Covid-19 crisis began. This briefing presents early findings on how vacancy levels have changed overall, across local areas and by different job types.

  • The Journey from Health and Safety to Healthy and Safe

    Exploring the factors that influence physical and psychological health in safety-critical industries

    Bajorek Z, Lucy D, Bevan S  | Apr 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Shell Shipping & Maritime commissioned IES to research the factors that influence psychological and physical health in the seafaring community, how wellbeing influences adverse incidents and safety at sea, and what interventions could be implemented to improve the wellbeing of seafarers.

  • Supporting disadvantaged young people into meaningful work

    An initial evidence review to identify what works and inform good practice among practitioners and employers

    Newton B, Sinclair A, Tyers C, Wilson T | Apr 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    What works when it comes to getting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment? The Youth Futures Foundation has commissioned IES research to help inform practice and policy making at this crucial time for young people.

  • Getting Back to Work

    Dealing with the labour market impacts of the Covid-19 recession

    Wilson T, Cockett J, Papoutsaki D, Takala H | Apr 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The Covid-19 crisis has led to an economic shock that is unprecedented in its size and speed. This report sets out IES’s assessment of the economic challenges that we will face from this crisis, and evidence-based proposals for our labour market response.

  • IES Working at Home Wellbeing Survey

    Interim Findings

    Bevan S, Mason B, Bajorek Z | Apr 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

    Preliminary results from the first COVID-19 homeworker wellbeing study, looking at how working from home for an extended period is affecting the UK workforce.

  • Cedefop(2020)

    Cedefop(2020). Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways

    Volume 1: adult population with potential for upskilling and reskilling

    Authors and main contributors: Newton B, Williams J, Hadjivassilou K, Patel R, Rickard C, et al | Apr 2020 | Office of the European Union

    This study, with significant research contributions from IES, is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways.

  • The Squeezed Middle

    The Squeezed Middle: Why we should be hugging and not squeezing line managers

    Bajorek Z | Feb 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    With the ‘squeeze’ in roles that line managers have, do they have the opportunity to do a ‘good job’ and are we providing them with sufficient support?

  • Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future: Strategic People Management and its Vital Role in Today's Uncertain Times

    Brown D, Armstrong M | Feb 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    How well is the HR function engaging in strategic people management and can it offer a way forward to uniting the competing perspectives of HR policy and practice.

  • Progression in Employment: A brief overview of policy options and evidence

    The Progression in Employment project

    Wilson T, Lucy D | Feb 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    The Progression in Employment project, of which this paper forms a part, is designed to capture evidence and insights on developing and implementing upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults. The project aims to identify effective employer...

  • Progression in Employment

    Supporting in-work progression for low-skilled, low-paid workers

    Bajorek Z, Lucy D | Feb 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This paper summarises the evidence and the main outputs from the Progression in Employment project.