21-30 of 166 results
- 11th Jun 2021
Increasing applications from women through targeted referrals
We partnered with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to run a two-armed randomised controlled trial (RCT) testing whether using targeted referrals would increase the referrals, applications and hires of women.
- 10th Jun 2021
Flexibility by default: Increasing the advertisement of part-time or job-share options
BIT partnered with the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) to test whether increasing the advertisement of part-time or job-share options would increase career progression among JLP’s part-time staff.
- 4th Jun 2021
Facilitating return to the labour market with a novel CV format intervention
We applied to 9,022 job vacancies over a 6-month period spanning October 2019 to March 2020. We found that displaying experience in terms of the number of years rather than dates led to a 4.8 percentage point (14.6%) increase in the positive callback rate. Further analysis suggested that the ‘no…
- 24th May 2021
Impact of changes in flexible working during lockdown on gender equality in the workplace
We carried out a longitudinal survey with UK employees (n = 4,426) to explore changes in flexible working (remote working and hours), unpaid care work (childcare, adult care and housework), career and wellbeing outcomes, and their relationship with gender equality in the workplace.
- 21st May 2021
How many days should we work from home?
Today we launch a report detailing a randomised controlled trial (RCT) we ran with Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). The trial set out to evaluate the impact of setting different expectations for how much employees should work from home. DE&S is a public sector organisation with 11,500 employees (66% men)…
- 16th Mar 2021
Household factors and girls’ aspirations for male-dominated STEM degrees and careers
This research project investigated why girls are less likely than boys to choose STEM subjects (such as engineering, physics and maths) at university.
- 15th Mar 2021
Nudging bystanders to combat sexual harassment in Bangladesh
Results from our trial in Bangladesh which aimed to reduce sexual harassment on buses running in Dhaka.
- 20th Jan 2021
Applying behavioural insights to design safer gambling tools
Great Britain is the world’s biggest regulated gambling market. Of those who gamble, a small but significant proportion are considered ‘at risk’ of developing severe gambling issues, and some meet a clinical threshold of ‘problem gambling’. In 2017, BIT was commissioned by GambleAware to explore whether behavioural science could reduce…
- 12th Jan 2021
Supporting students through the pandemic
What can schools and colleges actually do to support student wellbeing? Over the past six months, we’ve teamed up with the Sixth Form Colleges Association to answer this question. Our new guide for mental wellbeing in sixth form colleges suggests 12 strategies that colleges could try.
- 1st Dec 2020
Guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has developed guidance for energy suppliers on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It specifies key considerations for carrying out energy consumption analysis, BIT’s recommended methodology, and alternative methodologies. Our intention is to provide suppliers and other organisations with an…