South East England
The Institute for Employment Studies is an independent, apolitical, international centre of research and consultancy in employment and human resource topics. It works closely with government departments, agencies, professional and employee bodies and with employers. IES is a registered charity, with over 40 multidisciplinary staff and domestic and international associates. IES aims to help bring about sustainable improvements in employment policy and human resource management, by increasing the understanding and improving the practice of key decision-makers in policy bodies and employing organisations. The Institute’s main work areas are UK and European employment policy research, and human resource research and consultancy with and for employers. The emphasis in all of our work is on applied research and related consultancy Our programmes of research and evaluation on UK and European public policy themes cover the main axes of employment and labour market policy and include: education and training; skills and growth; labour market disadvantage; work, health and well-being and employment relations. IES work in this area is commissioned mainly by government, public agencies and international organisations, and deploys a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research techniques.