Projects and case studies

  • 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...

  • Supporting line managers to foster employee engagement

    NHS Employers asked IES to produce a paper for line managers about employee engagement, based on our experience of running events for line managers in NHS trusts. The paper aimed to focus on engaging managerial behaviours and ways of building...

  • Qualitative research to identify what good employment support for people with epilepsy should look like

    This project aims to undertake qualitative research to identify what good employment support for people with epilepsy should look like.The work will add strategic value to Epilepsy Action by increasing the charity's capacity to provide future...

  • The Youth Guarantee in light of changes in the world of work

    IES is working with ICON-INSTITUT in Germany on a project for the European Commission which aims to:provide an overview of Youth Guarantee delivery models across the EU;present a synthesis of current and upcoming challenges faced by young people...

  • Impact case studies on health coaching

    The aim of the project is to provide an overview on the spread and impact of health coaching within the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme.Through the development of organisational impact case studies, IES will explore local outcomes for...

  • Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey

    In partnership with BMG Research, IES will deliver the next Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey (2018).The survey will be crucial in enabling the government to monitor the take-up of maternity and paternity benefits, and how this has changed, as...

  • 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...

  • Survey of the optometric workforce 2018

    IES has conducted an online survey of optometrists in the UK on behalf of the Association of Optometrists. Students, pre-registration and fully-qualified optometrists are included, the latter category incorporating employed optometrists,...

  • The impact of the minimum wage on employment and hours, including the impact on young workers

    The aim of the research is to assess the impact of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2016 and its successive updating on employment and hours worked.It will be based on an individual-level analyses of the Labour Force...