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Head for hiring: the behavioural science of recruitment and selection

This report highlights the hidden biases that can affect hiring decisions and shows how knowledge and application of insights from behavioural sciences can help ensure organisations attract and select candidates that are best suited to the job they are recruiting for.

Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market  

This new research reveals that increasing numbers of graduates have outstripped the creation of more high-skilled jobs, and as a result, the UK has too many over-qualified graduates entering non-graduate jobs.

Great expectations: a careers guide for parents  

This guide explains which jobs will be in demand in the future, the difference between university and an apprenticeship, the importance of work experience, and everything parents need to know about applying for jobs today. It forms part of our Learning to Work programme, which promotes greater levels of employer engagement with young people.

Employing young people 

This new, interactive tool will help SMEs looking to hire and develop the skills and talent needed now and in the future.

Labour Market Outlook  

Find out why the sun is finally shining for young jobseekers.

Quotas, targets and diversity progress

The European Commission is debating whether to introduce mandatory quotas to increase the representation of women on company boards. Would this initiative improve boardroom gender diversity? Explore the pros and cons of quota systems in our review of existing literature on this topic. And listen to experts' views on getting the female talent pipeline flowing at all levels in our podcast.

The People Skills programme 

We’re delighted to be partnering with J.P. Morgan to deliver the People Skills programme. This major new pilot initiative aims to help unlock small business productivity and growth, by providing quality HR and skills development support at no cost to businesses.

In search of better workplaces 

This new report captures the main themes that emerged from The Workplace Conversation - a joint initiative with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) exploring the evolution of the working environment.