A robust guiding principle in a turbulent time?

Post-election welfare policy: a robust guiding principle in a…
June 19, 2017/by Angus Tindle

Don’t fear the future, shape it – how the HE Sector responds to Brexit

With the General Election just days away, one of the inevitable…
June 6, 2017/by Rowan Foster

What are the key factors to consider when conducting B2B market research on a small budget?

B2B Market Research
Assessing the opinions of businesses can…
May 25, 2017/by Alice Large

Harnessing insights for the Financial Services industry

Research that combines flexibility, open-mindedness and rigour…
May 25, 2017/by Alistair Kuechel

Evidence Matters Event Summary: A Matter of Facts – The Art of Translating Evidence

IFF’s Evidence Matters seminar series made a bright and colourful…
May 19, 2017/by Rowan Foster

IFF Seminar: A Matter of Facts – The Art of Translating Evidence (11th May 2017)

Our relationship with facts is conflicted. On the one hand, we…
May 2, 2017/by Rowan Foster

A healthy future for healthcare research

IFF's innovative healthcare offering sees recognition and…
April 28, 2017/by Mark Lynch

IFF Report: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on their outcomes

We’re delighted that the much anticipated ‘Graduates’ career…
April 5, 2017/by Catherine Turner

Pointing to the fresh fruit: Assessing communications in Financial Services

“The problem is we try to unravel the Mighty Infinite using…
March 23, 2017/by Chris O'Brien

Navigating through the noise: 3 key considerations when conducting qualitative research in an online age

When did you last talk to someone who didn’t own a smartphone?…
March 15, 2017/by Libby Eastwood

4 Key Concerns about the Pension Dashboard 2017

IFF's Chris O'Brien discusses the 4 key concerns about the Pension…
March 15, 2017/by Chris O'Brien

Sharing learning about Apprenticeships across the UK

Policy makers have often looked to other countries for lessons.…
March 13, 2017/by Rowan Foster

Conference Review: Making Every Graduate Employable

“Making Every Graduate Employable” is surely an incontestable…
January 27, 2017/by Jan Shury

Education and Skills in 2017: Choices and Consequences

It’s been a turbulent 12 months in the Education and Skills…
January 26, 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

Retirement choices: No perfect answer

When conducting focus groups or interviews with consumers, retirement…
January 24, 2017/by Chris O'Brien

Evidence Matters: The role of evidence in uncertainty – Full write-up

In November, IFF hosted a seminar on ‘The Role of Evidence…
January 13, 2017/by Catherine O'Driscoll

Evidence Matters: IFF gathers industry experts to consider the opportunities presented by uncertainty

There is no doubt that 2016 will be remembered as a turbulent…
November 24, 2016/by Rowan Foster

Londoners’ over reliance on their homes in retirement

The first wave of IFF Research’s ‘Retirement Choices’ syndicated…
November 7, 2016/by Chris O'Brien

New report published: How will employers respond to the apprenticeship levy?

A report on how large employers are likely to respond to the…
October 25, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Getting into construction. IFF look to explore the experiences of individuals’ entering the construction sector

IFF Research are conducting critical research into skills gaps…
October 24, 2016/by IFF Research

IFF explore whether UK regulations present an obstacle to business success

A report exploring businesses’ views on regulation in the UK…
October 21, 2016/by IFF Research

Evidence Matters: IFF to host seminar assessing the role of evidence in times of uncertainty

We are living in a world of increasing uncertainty. Where the…
October 18, 2016/by Mark Lynch

The National Student Survey: A missed opportunity for many institutions

How can universities leverage the results of the NSS?


The…
September 30, 2016/by IFF Research

Reflecting on our values: Ensuring research makes a difference

Over the course of this blog series we have presented our organisational…
September 30, 2016/by Mark Lynch

Being Human First: Success through people and the role of the expert

Last month we kicked off a blog series that reflects on our company…
August 31, 2016/by Mark Lynch

Unique Insight into Welsh Businesses Published

Published today, the Employer Skills Survey gathered information…
August 23, 2016/by Rowan Foster

IFF shortlisted for two MRS Operations Awards

The Oppies are back and we are delighted to announce that we…
August 10, 2016/by Mark Lynch

Reflecting on our values: remaining impartial in the research industry

Articulating the “values” that an organisation or business…
July 29, 2016/by Mark Lynch

An introduction to the Teaching Excellence Framework

It seems like a whole new era has dawned since the publication…
July 29, 2016/by Catherine O'Driscoll

EHC Experience pilot survey results

The Department for Education (DfE) are undertaking a large scale…
July 13, 2016/by IFF Research

Predicting the Future in Uncertain Times

Thoughts on the IntoWork Conference, Learning & Work…
July 13, 2016/by Angus Tindle

How will UK businesses react to Brexit?

So, it has happened. We are now in a post-Brexit society. In…
June 30, 2016/by Chris O'Brien

Brexit – What next for the UK?

The dust is still some way from settling after a dramatic night…
June 24, 2016/by Matt Barnes

Remain or Brexit? IFF Directors predict the outcome of the EU Referendum

On the eve of much anticipated EU referendum we have asked 6…
June 22, 2016/by Mark Lynch

To Remain or to Brexit: Business opinion on a knife-edge

The latest wave of IFF’s Business Omnibus has revealed…
June 8, 2016/by Matt Barnes

IFF Report: Review of Enterprise Finance Guarantee published

A review of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG), featuring…
June 2, 2016/by Angus Tindle

Careers Education and Advice Forum: The good the bad and the predictable

A very timely and quite interesting conference in late May on…
May 31, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Growth continues at IFF Research

IFF continues to strengthen across the spectrum through senior,…
May 27, 2016/by Mark Lynch

Effective usability testing and the future of UX

In an age of rapidly evolving technology and short attention…
May 20, 2016/by Alistair Kuechel

The benefit of leaving benefits–in-work conditionality for Universal Credit

"A lot of times people don’t know what they want until…
May 20, 2016/by Rowan Foster

SFA / BIS Apprenticeship dissemination event

IFF recently presented several research projects at the “Apprenticeship…
May 16, 2016/by Helen Wrathall

Success in numbers: 4 tips for creating an effective partnership

What do you do when your organisation doesn't have the resource…
May 11, 2016/by Mark Lynch

What’s my motivation? How policy change and a lack of good options is impacting retirement saving

Much of the discussion at the Westminster Business Forums ‘Savings…
May 6, 2016/by Chris O'Brien

The Lifetime ISA: A small step for savers or a giant leap for the pensions ISA?

The Governments latest budget has been the subject of much scrutiny…
March 23, 2016/by Chris O'Brien

A call for change: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination report published

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is calling for urgent…
March 22, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Business opinion increasingly divided over EU future

The latest wave of IFF’s Business Omnibus has revealed increasingly…
March 18, 2016/by Matt Barnes

Striving for excellence: An innovative approach to employer research

The 2015 study was the third survey in the series. While continuity…
March 11, 2016/by Jessica Huntley Hewitt

The challenges of running the largest B2B survey in the world

Three fieldwork contractors; 21 weeks; 91,000 interviews.


The…
March 4, 2016/by Jessica Huntley Hewitt

Filling in the gaps: What can we still learn about the skills market from employers?

We think the Employer Skills Survey (ESS) gives as reliable and…
March 3, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Two million UK workers are doing jobs below their potential

This was the fact that stood out for me from the 2015 Employer…
March 1, 2016/by Rowan Foster

The largest B2B survey in the world?

Welcome to the first in our series of blogs about the Employer…
February 19, 2016/by David Vivian

Apprenticeships, levies…and the Apprenticeship Levy

In a previous blog we asked what levers government have at their…
February 16, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare

Government invests almost a billion pounds in funding aimed…
February 10, 2016/by Nicky Esterman

ESS15: The launch of the Employers Skills Survey

“A world class landmark survey…high class intelligence”…
February 2, 2016/by David Vivian

How can insurers convince businesses to offer Private Medical Insurance as a benefit?

IFF’s exclusive research sheds light on the opportunities…
January 20, 2016/by Chris O'Brien

Sweating the small stuff: How small changes can make a difference for research respondents

A few little changes - a welcoming email invite, a smiling…
January 15, 2016/by Gill Stewart

IFF Research Report: Post-16 institutions omnibus

IFF recently completed work as part of a research report published…
January 14, 2016/by Mark Winterbotham

Professional service providers need to think small

Research reveals opportunities for professional service providers…
January 6, 2016/by Matt Barnes

IFF wins MRS Healthcare Research Award with innovative dementia pilot scheme

IFF Research has won the MRS ‘Healthcare Research Award 2015’…
December 11, 2015/by Mark Lynch

The dangers of caution in retirement planning

A ubiquitous finding for anyone conducting research on UK pensions…
December 10, 2015/by Chris O'Brien

Marketing trends for 2016 and beyond!

Key findings from this year’s Festival of Marketing


It…
November 25, 2015/by Mark Lynch

ISBE Conference Review: Excellence in international business leadership

The 38th annual Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship…
November 19, 2015/by Ben Davies

IFF Business Omnibus: UK Businesses still not sold on Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s emergence as Labour leader has been the…
November 16, 2015/by Matt Barnes

How are pension reforms changing the retirement journey?

Pension reforms mean new opportunities for those in Financial…
November 10, 2015/by Chris O'Brien

IFF Report: Fairness, dignity and respect in SME workplaces

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published an…
October 29, 2015/by Katie Oldfield

A healthy future for healthcare research

Last week, IFF's Health and Wellbeing team were nominated for…
October 16, 2015/by Mark Lynch

How banks can help Britain’s small businesses?

First, how about some good news? The latest results of the IFF…
October 13, 2015/by Chris O'Brien

IFF Report: Enterprise pilots in prisons: evaluation

The Enterprise Pilots in Prisons were a cross-Departmental…
October 5, 2015/by Ben Davies

IFF nominated for x2 Market Research Society Awards 2015

IFF Research have been nominated for the Research-live Best…
October 2, 2015/by Mark Lynch

Support, don’t sell: Banks must add value if they wish to rebuild trust

Positive steps are being taken but do banks have their customers…
September 30, 2015/by Chris O'Brien

All to play for as businesses split over EU debate

The latest wave of IFF’s Business Omnibus has revealed…
September 28, 2015/by Jane Thompson

IFF Report: Views and behaviours in relation to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings

Another one of IFF’s high profile studies for HMRC has…
September 23, 2015/by Alistair Kuechel

MRS Operations Awards 2015

September 18, 2015/by Mark Lynch

IFF Report: Victim and Witness Satisfaction Survey

This survey was commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service…
September 15, 2015/by Jane Thompson

The NHS in 2015: Thoughts from the Health and Care Innovation Expo

There were mixed feelings at this year’s Health and Care Expo,…
September 11, 2015/by Matt Barnes
BIS Apprenticeship Pay Survey Case study

SMEs, Exports and The Bribery Act

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role…
September 9, 2015/by Rob Warren

IFF Report: European Social Fund Cohort Study (2012–2014)

IFF's European Social Fund Cohort Study (2012-2014) carried…
September 4, 2015/by Mark Winterbotham

Tube Strikes: Public perception and the future of trade unions

Are the negative attitudes to strikes fuelled by resentment…
August 26, 2015/by Mark Lynch

Apprenticeships: Researching the employer perspective

How can the number of employers taking on apprentices be…
August 12, 2015/by Mark Winterbotham

Finalists announced for IFF sponsored Oppies!

The finalists for the MRS Operations Awards, recognising training,…
August 7, 2015/by Mark Lynch

IFF in the News: IFF celebrates 50 years in the research industry with host of new starts

Our recent recruitment drive has seen us take on employees across…
August 5, 2015/by Mark Lynch

Improving Financial Literacy

Can people be prevented from sleep-walking through important…
August 5, 2015/by Angus Tindle

How does the July Budget affect the research industry?

There have been plenty of talking points around this year’s…
July 30, 2015/by Mark Lynch

IFF Report: Pregnancy & Maternity Related Discrimination & Disadvantage

An IFF report published today investigates the prevalence…
July 24, 2015/by Mark Lynch

IFF Conference Review: Researching the coalition years

Thoughts from this year’s SRA conference (7/07/15)


The…
July 23, 2015/by Matt Barnes

IFF Report: Gender Pay Data

An IFF report has just been published for the Government Equalities…
July 15, 2015/by Mark Winterbotham

IFF Conference Review: Innovation and insurance

The UK Financial Services Experience Awards


Wednesday…
July 14, 2015/by Alistair Kuechel

Challenging Stereotypes: The role of research in revealing welfare’s shades of grey

There is much speculation recently about how the Government will…
July 14, 2015/by Angus Tindle

IFF Celebrates 50th Birthday

July 9, 2015/by Mark Lynch

The competitive spirit

Competition law and anti-competitive behaviour


Healthy…
July 9, 2015/by Rob Warren

Improving care for dementia sufferers

IFF and Loughborough University evaluate dementia pilot…
July 9, 2015/by Mark Lynch
Satisfaction NHS Direct users

Illuminating the needs of employers

Can more be done to engage employers in back to work…
July 9, 2015/by Angus Tindle

GMC Perceptions Survey

The General Medical Council has just published IFF’s…
June 17, 2015/by Mark Lynch
Regulation, SMEs

A necessary burden

“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all…
June 17, 2015/by Rob Warren
Monitoring, mystery shopping customers

Out of the Shadows…

Perceptions of any public-facing organisation are hugely influenced…
June 17, 2015/by Mark Lynch
construction, women

Women in construction

It's always satisfying when important findings from an IFF survey…
June 17, 2015/by Mark Lynch