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2 Apr 2013
The Year 2 survey of employers accredited with Investors in People (IiP) provides an assessment, from the employer’s perspective, of the effectiveness of the accreditation process and any impact associated with IiP recognition. This study also follows up on IiP businesses a year on since their initial accreditation, exploring the differences made and impacts felt as a result of IiP. The research forms part of a two-year evaluation; this report covers the survey findings from year two.
20 Mar 2013
Understanding Occupational Regulation deepens our understanding of a policy lever which can raise skill levels via the introduction of minimum prescribed skills standards into an occupation or an aspect of it. Taking a predominantly qualitative approach, this report explores the design, implementation and impact of voluntary and mandatory occupational regulation in the UK.
18 Mar 2013
In this report we examine the extent to which UK employers are engaging in the types of activities identified in our report The Youth Employment Challenge, and some of the barriers to making them more widespread.
15 Mar 2013
The OECD are undertaking a study of post secondary vocational education and training across a wide range of countries. This briefing paper was submitted to the OECD study team prior to their visits to England in October and November 2012.
14 Mar 2013
At the UK Commission for Employment and Skills we have a driving ambition to encourage more and better investment in the skills and employment opportunities for people in the UK. This document makes eight recommendations for aligning skills investment with growth potential, and developing a training system that is fully focused on its customers - businesses and people.
22 Feb 2013
Employer networks represent an important potential lever for harnessing and increasing employer investment in skills. This report develops our understanding of employer networks in the UK with a skills and / or innovation focus. The study draws on a literature review, online mapping exercise, small scale online and telephone survey; and, eight case studies which illustrate how networks function and operate; the drivers, and nature, of employer engagement; and the type of impact they have.
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