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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.
Exploring the factors that influence physical and psychological health in safety-critical industriesBajorek 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.
An initial evidence review to identify what works and inform good practice among practitioners and employersNewton 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.
Dealing with the labour market impacts of the Covid-19 recessionWilson 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.
Interim FindingsBevan 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.
Volume 1: adult population with potential for upskilling and reskillingAuthors 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.
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 TimesBrown 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.
The Progression in Employment projectWilson 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...
Supporting in-work progression for low-skilled, low-paid workersBajorek Z, Lucy D | Feb 2020 | Institute for Employment Studies
This paper summarises the evidence and the main outputs from the Progression in Employment project.