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  • Blog
  • 25th Sep 2023

System 2: A human-centred and data-driven approach to tackling disadvantage

We’re excited to have set up a new applied research Not for Profit, System 2, with a launch mission focused on helping young Australians in disadvantage to thrive. System 2’s aim is to design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest challenges, by drawing on behavioural science, co-design, data and…

  • 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

Estrategias basadas en las ciencias del comportamiento para abordar la violencia contra las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe

Las ciencias del comportamiento, referidas al estudio riguroso de la conducta humana y de cómo nuestras acciones son moldeadas por el contexto, pueden desempeñar un papel clave en el desarrollo de soluciones basadas en la evidencia para este problema.

  • 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.

  • Report
  • 3rd Aug 2023

What works to change attitudes towards disabled people

Executive Summary Negative attitudes towards disabled people are common., Despite this, there is very little evidence on what works and what does not work to reduce negative attitudes towards disabled people.  Scope partnered with the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to run an online experiment. BIT ran a randomised controlled trial…

  • Blog
  • 5th Jul 2023

What works to change attitudes towards disabled people

In the UK, 22% of people are disabled, but negative attitudes towards disabled people are far too common. Disabled people face negative stereotypes about lower competence and can be thought of with fear of awkwardness. There is very little evidence on what works and what does not work to improve…

  • Blog
  • 4th May 2023

Behind the paper: Reducing discrimination against job seekers with employment gaps

In December 2022, research led by BIT on reducing discrimination against women with employment gaps was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. Our trial found that expressing previous work experience on a CV in terms of the number of years (e.g. ‘5 years’) rather than dates (e.g. ‘2012-2017’) reduced…

  • Blog
  • 17th Apr 2023

Ethnicity pay reporting: How to understand your data and use it to create a more equitable workplace

Today the government publishes its first ethnicity pay reporting guidance for employers. Publishing this guidance sends a strong signal to businesses to take a more data-driven approach to improve racial equality, although doing so remains voluntary. As more businesses calculate and disclose their ethnicity pay, this will increase transparency and…

  • Report
  • 28th Mar 2023

Improving progression opportunities for women in low-paid and low-skill jobs

This report presents the findings of a research programme on the barriers faced by women in low-paid and low-skill work in the UK, alongside potential solutions. The research, conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), was part of a global research programme focused on the UK, France, Spain, and South…