Articles from The Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP)

The nation’s safety net of last resort - I have never seen DWP pick up the baton so swiftly

#COVID_19 and @DWP operational response  Employability professionals have many day-to-day contacts with DWP staff and customers. 

With the use of technology Coffee Breaks can be successfully replicated in a virtual environment

The merits of #Virtual Coffee Breaks  Trying to keep a sense of normality can make a huge difference in these difficult times and it’s important that we all support each other.  We are all coming to terms with different working arrangements and disruptions to our daily lives, not least if you are combining remote working with home schooling as I’m sure many you are!

The IEP Summit 2020 – This is only the start of the conversation

Fulfilling a long-standing ambition, the first IEP Summit took place earlier this month, an entirely new event for the employability sector where more than 80 senior professionals came together in one place to discuss and debate the challenges and priorities for the employability sector and to learn from and share best practice from around the world.

The employability professional - the adviser at the heart of delivering successful outcomes for clients

As part of its development of the Future Market Strategy for commissioned employment programmes, we are excited to announce that the DWP will be working together with the Institute of Employability Professionals to explore a number of themes relating to the role of the adviser.

Employability sector is at the coal face of helping businesses find the right people and developing the right skills for the future needs of our economy

@IepInfo  #IEPSummit2020 sponsored by @NCFE: New event for employability professionals already sold out The IEP Summit, an entirely new event for the employability sector, is set for Thursday 5th March 2020. Sponsored by NCFE, the event is already sold out. It brings together over 70 senior professionals from the major providers and opinion-formers across the industry for networking, discussion and the sharing of good practice.  Attendees will learn from and debate with senior and key figures in the industry who will be offering their perceptions, insights and solutions to some of the challenges and priorities facing the employability sector now and over the next few years. At the heart of the event our four keynote speakers will challenge the audience and prompt debate, looking at the issues affecting our society and addressing the emerging labour market and delivery challenges we face. Tony Wilson FIEP, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies launches the event with his latest analysis of the UK labour market with particular emphasis on bringing economically “inactive” people back into the labour market. Ayden Sims MIEP, Business Development Director of Maximus will respond; Tony’s opening session is then complemented by global expert on health and well-being in the workplace, Dr Kylie Henderson FIEP, Managing Director of The Better Health Generation Group bringing her in-depth perspective of developing disability services and assessment techniques from Australia. Chris Blackwell MIEP, CEO of Purpose Led Performance responds;Professor Dan Finn MIEP, Professor of Social Inclusion at Portsmouth University drawing on his work with the World Bank, developing the international theme pointing out the global labour market challenges we face and examines how as a sector we might rise to them.  David Gallagher MIEP, CEO of NCFE responds. Dr Jo Ingold FIEP, Associate Professor from Leeds University Business School then turns the debate towards the crucial role of employers, and how we can serve them better learning from best practice across the OECD.   Liz Sewell, Director of GRoW and former CEO of Gingerbread responds. Scott Parkin FIEP, IEP Chief Executive said:

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