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- 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…
- 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.
- 22nd Jul 2020
Navigating the COVID-19 employment crisis
Covid-19 has brought us one of the worst unemployment crises in recent history. This crisis has eliminated or put on hold millions of jobs, particularly affecting youth, women, ethnic minorities, and those in “low-skilled” jobs. As governments provide much-needed structural assistance to support the unemployed and stimulate the economy, they…
- 1st Apr 2020
Supporting employers and workers through the pandemic
While Covid-19 is primarily a public health issue, it also presents unprecedented challenges for both employers and workers. In this post, we set out additional suggestions for employers to support their workers during the main part of the crisis, based on behavioural insights.
- 3rd Jul 2019
Increasing uptake of digital services at Companies House
Companies House manages over 30,000 customer transactions every day. It is essential that it can provide an efficient service and meet increasing demands on its resources. As part of its goal to reduce costs, save time and increase data integrity, Companies House has a strategic aim to become an entirely…
- 3rd Jul 2019
Can behavioural insights help businesses adopt new technologies and management practices?
With our partners, we are now building a much needed evidence base on the use of nudges aimed at groups of people, or more specifically, businesses. We believe the success of behavioural insights for individuals can be replicated to help businesses achieve their goals.
- 20th Mar 2019
Making work happier
Taking all things together, how happy do you feel today? Today is the International Day of Happiness. Since 2012, the day has celebrated the relevance of happiness for everyone across the world and the importance of recognising happiness as a goal of public policy. So, today, it is worth reflecting -…
- 29th Oct 2018
Helping our public service leaders - the new Centre for Public Services Leadership
In 1997, leaders from Cardiff’s local authority, police, city licensing regulators, an emergency department and a local university met to discuss a problem. Violent crime was increasing in the city at a disturbing rate. Something had to be done. Seven years later, violence-related hospital admissions were down by 35% and…