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  • Blog
  • 15th Jul 2024

How BIT can help with missions

A new government in the UK brings a new approach and for Labour that means missions.

  • Blog
  • 15th Jul 2024

What are the chances? Insights on gambling advertising from an accidental experiment

Adding odds information in an easy-to-understand format (“lose £7 for every £100 bet on average”) to slot game adverts slightly increased demand and trust in a recent online experiment. An increase in demand is surprising, but might be explained by people’s aversion to ambiguity or limited understanding of odds information.

  • Blog
  • 11th Jul 2024

How can we reach non-English speakers for cancer screenings?

Not everyone takes advantage of screening when they’re eligible, and groups with language and cultural barriers get screened even less.

  • Blog
  • 9th Jul 2024

How do you know that? Someone on Reddit told me

Forums are one of the oldest forms of online communication, where people can freely ask questions - from the weird and wonderful, to practical advice from strangers.

  • Blog
  • 3rd Jul 2024

Smarter delivery on policy can reap big gains for the next UK Government - even with constrained finances

Tomorrow the UK heads to the polls to choose their next government. In anticipation, Lucy Makinson, BIT’s Head of Policy, considers how an incoming government can deliver impact, even in the face of fiscal constraint. 

  • Blog
  • 3rd Jul 2024

Celebrating Argentina’s first behavioral insights unit

Three years ago, Argentina’s first behavioral insights unit was born. The Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy Unit (UCCPP) was an incredible example of the promise for applied behavioral science in Latin America.

  • Blog
  • 3rd Jul 2024

Celebrando la primera unidad de ciencias del comportamiento de Argentina

Bajo la dirección de Iván Budassi y Fernando Torrente, el equipo de ocho personas logró grandes progresos en sólo tres años. Pusieron a prueba intervenciones, participaron en el debate público, proporcionaron asesoramiento basado en evidencia, y mucho más.

  • Blog
  • 19th Jun 2024

How reframing flexible working can drive up female recruitment

It is widely recognised that flexible work is one of the most important factors in helping women return to work, often due to ongoing caregiving responsibilities. Many women will only consider employers who offer such flexibility.

  • Blog
  • 13th Jun 2024

How to show true value in a CV in the gig economy

People in insecure work often accrue valuable skills and experience, even though their  employment history may include frequent job changes, gaps between jobs, or periods of unemployment. 

  • Blog
  • 10th Jun 2024

Helping employers transition to flexible working

From December all employers in Singapore will have to fairly consider staff requests for flexible working arrangements. This is a big step for the country’s companies – a recent survey found that more than half still maintained a traditional, full work-from-office policy.