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  • Report
  • 15th Jul 2021

Encouraging sexual orientation disclosure in recruitment

We worked with the recruitment platform Applied, which aims to remove bias from the hiring process, to understand what works to increase voluntary disclosure, particularly for sexual orientation.

  • Report
  • 29th Jun 2021

Designing a One-Stop Shop on Child Online Safety for businesses

In a 12-month research project for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we conducted a survey, interviews, workshops and a literature review to explore the behavioural barriers that currently prevent businesses from accessing online information about their child online safety responsibilities. Businesses report the need for a single,…

  • Report
  • 24th Jun 2021

Gender bias and performance feedback: a randomised control trial

In order to achieve gender equality in the workplace there needs to be a focus on reducing bias in, and improving the quality of, performance feedback for women. In this study we analysed the language used in 360 degree feedback reviews carried out between 2018 and 2019 for 4,328 senior…

  • Report
  • 18th Jun 2021

Supporting men to take longer parental leave and work flexibly

Whilst there are a range of barriers contributing to men’s lower uptake of parental leave and flexible working, one explanation could be that, while men privately want to take more paternity leave and work flexibly, and are supportive of others who do, they underestimate support for these behaviours among their…

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 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…