Employment & Social policy

| Theme: Employment & Social policy
An increase in insecure forms of work has been identified in most European countries. Fixed-term contracts, temporary working arrangements and employment via agencies have proliferated, arguably undermining ‘standard’ employment relationships and the securities they offer. Yet, while there is...
| Theme: Employment & Social policy
A recent report from the Women & Equalities Committee suggests some public sector professionals’ lack a sufficient understanding of trans issues. This research seeks to better understand the extent to which issues around gender identity and gender variance currently feature within children and...
Publication date: 20 Feb 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Hudson-Sharp, N, Runge, J, Rolfe, H | Report to: Office of Manpower Economics
Commissioned by the Office of Manpower Economics, the purpose of this report was to better understand the use of agency staff in the UK public sector, particularly in health and education. The research aimed to outline and improve the evidence base, in order to understand the labour market for...
Publication date: 2 Feb 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Stokes, L, Bryson, A, Forth, J | Project: Older Workers research using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey
This research examines the working experiences of older individuals and the effects of changes in age composition on workplace performance
Publication date: 26 May 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Rolfe, H, Rienzo, C | External authors: Wikinson, D | Report to: EEF
Powerful Learning Conversations (PLC) sought to improve the feedback that teachers give to pupils in Year 9, by training them to apply techniques used in sports coaching. It is based on the idea that feedback in sports coaching is often provided immediately after a task is performed, and delivered...
Publication date: 31 Oct 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Rolfe, H | External authors: McNally, S, Ruiz-Valenzuela, J | Report to: EEF
Abracadabra (ABRA) is a 20-week online literacy programme composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts. Four 15-minute sessions per week are delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to groups of three to five pupils. This report summarises the...
Publication date: 27 Oct 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Ebell, M, Forth, J | Report to: EHRC
In 2016, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published two GB-wide reports exploring a programme of research to investigate the prevalence and nature of pregnancy discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace (Adams et al...

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