How are work and poverty linked? Developing an evidence-informed view

Anthony Haynes writes: From the outset of this blog, back in 2013, we have been interested in the stories that research can tell us about the world of work. One of our earliest posts, for example, featured some research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) about the extent to which employment provided a route out… Read More

Effective talent management: an overlooked factor

‘Morale’ is a well-known term. In informal discussion at work it can feature a lot — usually, for some reason, when ‘morale is low’. More formally, the term is little used, except with reference to troops and, to a lesser extent, sports teams. Generally one doesn’t get invited to conference presentations or workshops on morale.… Read More

How to fail an interview: research evidence

Anthony Haynes writes: Dr Janina Steinmetz of the Cass Business School has recently published research on how applicants fail interviews. In an article published on The Conversation (8 January 2019) Dr Steinmetz writes: “imagine you get to the interview and, despite being highly qualified and motivated, you end up not getting the job offer. In… Read More

New Year’s resolution: an idea for candidates

Anthony Haynes writes: It is still New Year, isn’t it? Good, that means I’m still just about in time for proposing a resolution for people applying, or considering applying,  for a job. In every industry I’ve worked in, there have been what I call ‘typical pitfalls’ — things that nearly everyone does but which are… Read More