Acas’ Research and Evaluation Section undertakes and commissions a range of in-depth research projects, findings from which are captured in our research papers series. These papers comprise both evaluations of Acas services and reports which contribute to wider employment relations debates. This report explores how email might help people to achieve their work goals, and research papers on data structures pdf the strategies that are adopted by workers to differentially impact both wellbeing and productivity.
Sign up to email updates of articles, policy discussion papers, and the latest research from the Acas Strategy Unit and the Research and Evaluation Section. We will not share your contact information with any external organisations. This report presents evidence from qualitative research exploring the experiences of claimants who neither settle at EC, nor proceed to making an ET application. Thirty-five in-depth interviews were undertaken with a broad range of these claimants, to develop greater insights into the behaviours and motivations of this group and gather evidence to help Acas improve the delivery of the EC service.
Email has been a central feature of working life for well over twenty years, and continues to be a popular communication tool at work. This helps us to understand how, why, when and for whom such strategies will have positive and negative repercussions on productivity and wellbeing outcomes. The research comprised two phases. The first phase included a systematic literature review to provide a rigorous and transparent review of the academic and practitioner research that has been conducted across psychology, management and human-computer interaction fields.
This was supported by the second phase which included twelve semi-structured sense checking interviews. The methodology adopted for the study comprised a purposive evidence review, coupled with a series of case studies. This report explores how gender identity is managed in UK workplaces and how trans employees can be supported at work. In essence, it allows employees to work flexibly both in terms of when and where they work.
Over recent years, FWA have become prevalent in the workplace, and this research largely focuses on how FWA affects the working lives of individuals, teams and organisations. This report looks at the connections between the introduction of new workplace technologies and employment relations. Often when discussing the impact of technology on the future of work, people’s minds instinctively turn towards physical robots -yet this is just one small component in the field of technologies that are transforming the workplace for millions of workers. The research is based on three qualitative case studies with UK employers, interviews with key experts in management and a review of existing literature. This report presents the findings of an evaluation of Acas Advisory Projects, centred on a survey investigating users’ experiences and longer-term impacts of the service. Both strands were in-scope for this evaluation, which adopts a comparative approach to the analysis and was designed to provide robust evidence for the impact of Acas Advisory Projects across a variety of contexts.
Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability in the UK. Workplaces are amongst the institutions that contribute to, and impact on, our mental health throughout our lives. This report explores the management of mental health at work. This report explores the management of mental health at work, and is based on a qualitative study, with thirty semi-structured interviews undertaken, largely across six case study organisations and other key stakeholders. It puts forward a range of learning points that can be drawn from this case study research to promote positive mental health at work and highlights key recommendations.
This report discusses the impacts of Acas’ ‘Open Access’ training and looks at the medium to long-term effects of the service to the delegate and their organisation. This papers reports the findings of a benefit-cost analysis of one year of Acas service delivery. 13 in net benefits to the GB economy. 15, provides an update to previous benefit-cost analyses drawing on the latest evaluation data across Acas services. Neurodiversity’ is a relatively new term that refers to people who have dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological conditions. This report looks at ‘neurodiversity’ as an issue that impacts on workplace relations. The report also aims to ensure that the benefits of having a ‘neurodiverse’ workforce are fully-realised.