Projects and case studies

  • Feasibility study - planning and preparing for later life

    IES supported Natcen and the Pensions Policy Institute in undertaking a feasibility study for a survey of planning and preparing for later life for the Department for Work and Pensions.IES contributed to scoping the employment issues to be covered...

  • To what extent can health, wellbeing and safety strategies improve the productivity and competitiveness of UK manufacturers?

    There is considerable interest among employers in the steps they can take to improve workforce health and wellbeing. In part, they are interested in being good employers and enhancing employee engagement, but they also want to reduce sickness...

  • NHS Leadership Academy director development research

    IES research will establish the need and high-level design requirements for a director-level leadership development programme across the health and care landscape.This includes identifying potential barriers to participation and reflecting on...

  • Female Service Leavers and Employment

    IES is working with Cranfield University to deliver research to the Forces in Mind Trust. The focus of the research is the transition that female service leavers make from the armed forces to civilian employment, specifically to understand why...

  • Progression in Employment

    Progression in Employment is a two-year research project led by IES and supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation through its global New Skills at Work initiative. The project focuses on employer practice enabling low-skilled workers to achieve...

  • Evaluation of the Paramedic Pre-Degree Work Experience Pilot, Phase 2

    IES will explore the feasibility of an economic evaluation at the whole programme level and collect data on local outcomes from multiple stakeholder perspectives, mainly through telephone interviews.

  • Teachers' and leaders' views on the pay framework: a review

    In 2014/15 the Department for Education (DfE) implemented significant reforms to the pay framework for teachers, with the aim of introducing a more flexible performance- based structure.  In May 2018 the DfE commissioned IES to collect views...

  • What works in colleges?

    The project comprises a rapid evidence assessment of careers education and provision in colleges in England, focussing on delivery to young people aged 14-19.This is supported by around five expert interviews with academics and practitioners to...

  • Understanding employers' views and practices in providing employee support from mid-life through to retirement

    IES undertook research with employers exploring their views and practices in providing employees support from mid-life, through to retirement. The project engaged 25 employers, a mix of those offering employees at mid-life and beyond specific or...

  • Legal Sector Workforce Planning Research

    The legal services market is facing widespread disruption with a more liberal regulatory environment, stronger commercial pressures, and the increasing adoption of technology. These developments will impact the type of roles and skills required in...