Paul Bivand blog posts



Employment and pay – we delve into 5 years of data
19 February 2018 by Paul Bivand

Employment and pay – we delve into 5 years of data

Employers signal information to potential recruits in a number of ways. Firstly, whether they are recruiting at all, and the methods they use to advertise jobs. Secondly, the pay offered. The Office for National Statistics produces once a...Read more »

Assessing the impact of employment support in Manchester
30 January 2018 by Paul Bivand

Assessing the impact of employment support in Manchester

Learning and Work Institute conducted an impact assessment for the Department of Work and Pensions of the early impacts of Greater Manchester’s Working Well pilot programme, which has recently been published. Working Well provides locally-designed employment...Read more »

Apprenticeships Starts – The numbers behind the headlines
13 October 2017 by Paul Bivand

Apprenticeships Starts – The numbers behind the headlines

Unsurprisingly, yesterday’s apprenticeships data has made headlines for the wrong reasons – with 70,000 fewer people starting apprentices this summer compared with last summer.  As Stephen Evans said in his blog yesterday, it is too early...Read more »

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