Projects and case studies

  • Chatbot for employees to ease the strain of everyday life

    The project aims to make a Virtual Life Coach (VLC) available to every member of UK Defence. Led by Daden Ltd, this innovation project is beingdeveloped and delivered in partnership with IES, Altruist Enterprises and the University of Worcester...

  • Sutton Trust Evaluation

    This project aims to support The Sutton Trust, in better understanding how existing evaluation reports sit together and the best way for them to move forward with their future evaluation activity.The project will also involve analysing data...

  • Early Years Monitoring and Evaluation

    The OVO Foundation has commissioned IES and the Sutton Trust to support them in their work in the Early Years aimed at reducing the attainment gap. The team will provide support and advice on monitoring and evaluation activities to three Early...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...