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- 16th Jun 2021
Buying better: Improving NHS procurement with behavioural insights
n this report we outline how behavioural insights can help to understand the barriers within digital hospital procurement platforms and develop solutions to overcome such barriers and improve procurement efficiency by reducing errors and generating savings. Whilst the ideas in this note are based on our programme of work for…
- 15th Jun 2021
Making Markets Better
The economic shocks of COVID-19 have both highlighted the need for, and presented the opportunity to, rethink markets and market policies. Drawing on the work of our The Behavioural Economy report, Making Markets Better explores how we can revolutionise markets through a behavioural lens and evidence-based strategies, in order to…
- 13th Jun 2021
Increasing men's involvement in parental care
We partnered with NCT, a charity for parents in the UK, to test ways to increase men’s intended uptake of parental leave and participation in childcare and housework. We ran a two-armed randomised controlled trial (n = 1,500) reaching first-time parents through NCT’s pregnancy newsletter. Subscribers in the intervention group…
- 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)…
- Academic publication
- 1st Apr 2021
Applying behavioural science to the annual electoral canvass in England: Evidence from a large-scale randomised controlled trial
While certain behavioural interventions can improve the efficiency of the annual canvass, other approaches or interventions may be needed to increase voter registration rates and update voter information.
- 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.