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  • Report
  • 4th Dec 2023

From Gen Z for Gen Z: Marketing Insights for Government Employers

The United States needs technological innovation to solve its most pressing problems—the climate crisis, health care costs, and more. Unfortunately, too few people with cutting-edge skills are interested in working in the federal government. Only 4% of federal government technologists are under 30, while over half are approaching retirement.  How…

  • Blog
  • 14th Nov 2023

Boosting digital skills with behavioural insights

Countries across the globe are facing a significant digital skills gap, and the UK is no exception.  UK employers are already finding that over one third of their hard-to-fill vacancies are related to a lack of digital skills.

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Dr Jelka Stojanov

Jelka is an Advisor in the Work & Equalities team and focuses on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Prior to joining BIT, Jelka completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her…

  • Blog
  • 6th Oct 2023

How can benefits calculators and grants portals help the financially vulnerable? 

According to the social policy company Policy in Practice, £19 billion in benefits go unclaimed in the UK each year. The cost of living crisis will likely result in this number growing yet further, as the government has moved to supplement the incomes of benefit claimants. 

  • Blog
  • 2nd Oct 2023

Learn how to use behavioural science to improve your business leadership & decision-making

But by understanding how and why we make the decisions that we do, we can improve how we make decisions as individuals and how large groups of people make decisions at scale.

  • Blog
  • 28th Sep 2023

Eye robot: Using simulated eye-tracking as a behavioural research technique

It has been said that eyes are the windows to the soul. But for BIT, eyes are better thought of as the doorways to behaviour. This is because looking at things is one of the most obvious ways to understand attention, and attention itself is one of the most important…

  • Blog
  • 25th Sep 2023

Pilot findings from Phoenix Group’s Midlife MOT

The UK government’s “Midlife MOT” initiative aims to support individuals in midlife and is a review for workers in their 40s and 50s that helps them assess their finances, skills and health and helps to prepare for retirement and build financial resilience.

  • Blog
  • 6th Sep 2023

New tools to reduce age bias in recruitment

We worked with the Centre for Ageing Better to develop solutions for age bias in recruitment as part of the Good Recruitment for Older Workers (GROW) programme. Today the report summarising our research and practical toolkit for employers are published. 

  • Report
  • 15th Aug 2023

Mejorando la seguridad de las empresarias en Honduras: siete estrategias desde las ciencias del comportamiento

Este documento presenta los resultados de una investigación cualitativa realizada en 2020 desde la mirada de las ciencias del comportamiento, cuyo propósito fue entender los retos y las oportunidades de las pequeñas y medianas empresarias en Honduras, principalmente relacionados con su seguridad.

  • Blog
  • 27th Jul 2023

Empowering staff from the ground up

Empowering employees brings higher levels of job performance and satisfaction, but what actually works?