Progression in Employment: Using behavioural insights to promote progression in employment

The Progression in Employment project

Zealley C, Rickard C, Lucy D |   | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2020

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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 practice in supporting the in-work progression of adults in low-skilled and low-paid work, and to share the learning from this practice with employers through the creation of an employer toolkit and a range of dissemination activities.

The focus of this paper is to explore the potential application of behavioural insights or ‘nudge’ approaches to promoting the progression of low-skilled, low-paid workers.

This report is published by IES with the support of J.P. Morgan under their global New Skills at Work initiative.