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Institute for Employment Studies (IES) 2005f
Mantell Building, Falmer Brighton BN1 9RF, United Kingdom
tel:44-127 368 6751 fax:44-127 369 0430

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1968.

General Description: IES was formed by a group of industrialists and individuals who saw the need for an independent, national center of excellence to research and disseminate best practice in manpower planning and labor market issues. Although originally funded by a number of companies plus the then Civil Service Department, IES is now self-funding, carrying out research and applied consultancy, and has an active publishing and dissemination program. IES's mission is to help bring about sustainable improvements in employment policy and human resource management, achieved by increasing the understanding and practice of key decision-makers in policy bodies and employing organizations.

Annual Budget: GBP 6 million (2003)

Staff: 60 (43 research, 17 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. MEAGER, Nigel (Director)
Mr. HILLAGE, Jim (Director of Research)
Mr. REILLY, Peter (Director, HR Research and Consultancy)
Ms. HART, Jane (Director, Finance and Administration)

Public Relations:
Mr. DAVIDSON, Andy (Communications Manager)

(As of January, 2006)

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