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- 26th Jun 2020
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities in the UK and what we can do about it
Of the almost 10,000 patients critically ill with COVID-19 in hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the start of the outbreak in the UK, 33% were from Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic minorities - even though people from these groups account for 14% of the population (excluding…
- 29th May 2020
‘Double nudge’ encourages employers to offer flexibility, in turn boosting job application rates
We discuss an innovative trial we ran last year, showing how employers can reach a wider pool of talent by boosting their offer of flexibility at work.
- 8th Apr 2020
Using behavioural insights to create a Covid-19 text service for the NHS
Almost 2 million people in England have received daily SMS texts from the NHS warning them of the risks of coronavirus. Here we share the behavioural principles and approach that we used to help our partners at NHSX, NHS Digital and the NHS Business Services Authority to design these messages.
- 1st Apr 2019
Flexible working and returners: What employers told us
Finding a way for care work and employment to function together is a struggle for millions of people across the UK, putting pressure on our finances and wellbeing. It’s a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, as caregiving responsibilities continue to fall disproportionately on women. Exploring how men and women…
- 8th Mar 2019
International Women's Day: when gender is your work
What challenges stand in the way of a balanced workplace, government, home and society?
- 8th Feb 2019
8 ways to understand your organisation’s Gender Pay Gap
New guidance for employers published this week
- 25th Oct 2018
50 years on from the Race Relations Act: can behavioural insights help solve inequality?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1968. The groundbreaking legislation made it illegal in the UK to discriminate against people based on their colour, race, ethnicity, or national origins, and refuse them housing, employment or public services. It wasn’t until the 1968 Act that the infamous…
- 23rd Oct 2018
The rise of returners: New dynamic norm opens door to gender equality in the workplace
Earlier this year, UK companies with 250 employees or more published their Gender Pay Gap (GPG). With a national average of 18% difference in pay between men and women employees, many organisations are now wondering what they can do to close the gap. The lack of women at senior levels…
- 20th Apr 2018
Green means go: how to help patients make informed choices about their healthcare
More than four million people are waiting for specialist care in the NHS. At worst, people can wait more than a year for treatment. In many cases people have the option to choose an alternative, nearby service with shorter waiting times—but do not do so. Why is this? Sometimes people…
- 14th Jun 2017
Lifting the lid on a live project: Bringing behavioural insights into NHS procurement
In his February 2016 independent report, Lord Carter announced the creation of a ‘model hospital’. The purpose of this imaginary hospital is to show ‘what good looks like’ by providing a set of metrics, best practice checklists and benchmarks for other hospitals to build into their procurement processes. This is…