Projects and case studies

  • Flexible Careers for the Royal Navy

    The Royal Navy's flexible careers structure initiative intends to offer a more flexible approach towards careers in the Navy/Marines. The current engagement system is to be replaced by three types of career: full, extended and tailored. IES was...

  • IDEA Succession Planning

    IES supported the IDeA (the Improvement and Development Agency) in a consortium approach to improving the practical application of succession planning in local authorities. Wendy Hirsh of IES worked with two county councils and two, much smaller,...

  • Encouraging Veterinary Careers

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) carried out a major review of its careers material. Together with DEFRA and several of the veterinary schools in the UK, RCVS received DfES funding under the ‘Gateways to the Profession’ initiative....

  • Health Workforce Migration

    OECD asked IES to write the UK chapter for its project on health workforce migration. The chapter focuses on qualified nurses and doctors, and looks at a variety of measures, both current and over the last 20 years, in connection with the...

  • Evaluating Workplace Health Connect

    The Health and Safety Executive has been piloting 'Workplace Health Connect'. This major policy initiative in part of England and Wales involves a national advice line with follow-up workplace support to help employers prevent and manage ill...

  • Human Capability and the Bottom Line

    We tested a model developed by IES to explore the elements of human capability, for the Sector Skills Development Agency. The model is supported by a range of indicators that have emerged from the literature on human capital measurement and high...

  • The Role of ICT in Improving Disabled People's Employment Chances

    IES participated in a comparative study of Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and the UK, led by Norwegian partners, and funded by the Norwegian Research Council. This work looked at the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in...

  • Researcher Mobility Within Europe

    Working with ERAWATCH and for the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), IES provided an analysis of researcher mobility across the European Union (EU). This project built on previous work using national Labour Force Surveys (LFS)...

  • The Future of the HR Function

    Following on from work for the CIPD on HR careers (published in April 2006 as Managing HR careers: emerging trends and issues), IES engaged in looking at what the future holds for HR. Following a review of relevant research, and interviews with...

  • Constructing Better Health

    Construction workers have some of the highest rates of work-related illness of all occupational groups, estimated at 2.9 million working days lost in 2003-04. A further 1 million days were lost due to workplace injury within the industry. The...