Manufacturing Productivity and Engagement

In response to the challenge of how the UK's productivity gap might be addressed across major sectors of the economy, the Productivity Leadership Group asked IPA director, Nita Clarke OBE, to look specifically at how productivity in the manufacturing sector might be improved. This a report of her findings.Read more

Tune in to temps: how employers and recruiters can support agency worker voice in the workplace

This report by IPA and REC examines how to provide engagement and voice for agency workers, through two case studies of best practice in the industry.Read more

Mind over Machines: New technology and employment relations

This report examines the relationship between the introduction of new technology into the workplace and employee wellbeing, autonomy, voice and engagement. IPA for Acas, 2017.Read more

Uncertain times: the need for new thinking on workplace relations in Britain

Over the past decade the UK workforce has already undergone rapid changes and evidence points to an accelerating pace of change in the coming years. Between Brexit, the growth of new workplace technologies and the accompanying rise of atypical working and the 'gig economy' it is clear that traditional assumptions about labour relations are rapidly becoming obsolete.Read more

Involvement and Productivity - The missing piece of the puzzle?

Since the economic crisis of 2008, the UK has experienced a lengthy and worrying stall in productivity. There has been no sign of a return to pre-crisis levels of productivity growth, with the latest figures showing productivity in 2014 was just a fraction higher than the levels reached in 2007.Read more

Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Following on from the 2015 IPA Diverse Voices report, this report defines what what unconscious bias is and explore the various types of biases that are known to have great impact on organisational culture and processes. We look at the Implicit Association Test and examine the ways in which unconscious bias training programmes can be tailored to be more effective. This includes needing to make sure organisations have the right structures and policies in place beforehand.Read more