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  • Academic publication
  • 27th Aug 2019

Behavioural insight and the labour market: evidence from a pilot study and a large stepped-wedge controlled trial

In this article, we describe two experiments measuring the impact of a collection of interventions informed by behavioural sciences to reduce unemployment. In a small-scale pilot study (n = 2,383) run in partnership with a Jobcentre in the UK, we found that small changes to the way jobseekers interacted with employment…

  • Blog
  • 28th Nov 2018

Eight years

After eight fantastic years, I will be moving on from the Behavioural Insights Team to embark on six months of parental leave with my young son and daughter. My last day will be this Friday. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about the last eight years with…

  • Blog
  • 17th Oct 2018

50,000 candidates have now applied for jobs through Applied – the Behavioural Insights Team’s first BI Venture

In the early 1970s, only one in twenty people in the top five US orchestras were women. Now that figure is more like one in three. As Harvard Professor Iris Bohnet explains in her book on ‘what works’ to reduce gender inequality, one of the reasons for this shift is…

  • Blog
  • 4th Oct 2018

Behavioural Exchange returning to London: 5-6 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the next Behavioural Exchange Conference (BX2019) will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of September 2019 at the QEII Centre in central London.   Tickets are on sale now Behavioural Exchange is, we believe, the biggest conference of its kind anywhere in…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Aug 2018

Improving communications using behavioural insights - new results from TEST + Build

TEST + Build, one of our growing range of BI Ventures, draws on behavioural insights to improve communications. Since launching last year, we have worked with nine organisations to send out over 55,000 communications. One of those organisations was Mansfield Council. Using TEST + Build to encourage more households to…

  • Blog
  • 19th Jul 2018

BX is coming back to London for 2019

Football’s not coming home (yet), but we’re delighted to confirm that the annual Behavioural Exchange (BX) conference will be held in London next year. Tickets are on sale now Technically BX isn’t coming home either. The inaugural 2014 conference was held in Sydney, where it returned last month for BX2018.…

  • Blog
  • 3rd May 2018

7 steps to meet your goals: Think Small out in paperback today

Do you always seem to have a couple more drinks than you intended when you go down the pub? Or find yourself routinely coming home from work and unwinding with a G&T? If so, you’re certainly not alone, but the evidence on the impact of regular drinking on our health…

  • Blog
  • 26th Sep 2017

How to nudge yourself: <i>Think Small</i> now in audiobook

We wrote Think Small because we recognised that many of the core ideas used by the Behavioural Insights Team to develop public policy could be used by all of us to achieve our personal and work goals. Think Small is a framework that sets out seven steps that any of…

  • Blog
  • 17th Aug 2017

Behavioural Science Executive Education Programme - register your interest now

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Warwick Business School (WBS) have launched an Executive Education Programme. We think it’s one of the first programmes of its kind – a collaboration between an academic institution and BIT that combines a deep dive into the academic literature with a practical focus on…

  • Blog
  • 6th Apr 2017

Think Small to Reach Big: a new book by Owain Service & Rory Gallagher

The Behavioural Insights Team was created to help apply a more nuanced understanding of human behaviour to government policy, and to spread the understanding of behavioural science. Governments across the globe are now using behavioural insights to make better policy. But from the outset, we found that there has been…