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In conversation with The Regulator for Social Housing

Your Social Housing White Paper questions – answered by The Regulator

19th January 2021/by Linda Spindley
In conversation with The Social Housing Regulator

The Social Housing White Paper – what’s changing?

13th January 2021/by Linda Spindley
higher education insight

Higher education insight guides: recently published

10th December 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
university graduate

What do graduates do?

9th December 2020/by David Vivian
CX keeping customers happy

How is customer experience (CX) changing in social housing?

3rd November 2020/by Linda Spindley
Delivering CX

Getting started with your CX strategy in social housing

26th October 2020/by Linda Spindley
CX Customer Experience

How to create great customer experiences in social housing

20th October 2020/by Linda Spindley
covid working from home

Landlords are learning lessons from the Covid-19 lockdowns

15th October 2020/by Linda Spindley
ESS Survey 2019

Employer Skills Survey (ESS) results published

14th October 2020/by Linda Spindley
Baseline STAR Survey

The business case for baselining your STAR survey

8th October 2020/by Linda Spindley
IFF REsearch win Best Operational Excellence award 2020

IFF Research celebrates winning MRS Operational Excellence award

28th September 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
pros and cons of in-house research

Deliver research in-house or outsource? Weighing up the pros and cons

8th September 2020/by Linda Spindley

Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Scheme research published

4th August 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Job Retention Bonus unlikely to be a factor in retaining jobs, say UK businesses

29th July 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
DfE’s Longitudinal Study of Child and Family Social Workers

DfE’s 5-year Child and Family Social Worker study Wave 2 results published

23rd July 2020/by Linda Spindley

Graduate Outcomes results published

Last week saw results of the inaugural Graduate Outcomes survey…
22nd June 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
occupational health

Research highlights threats to occupational health provision

3rd June 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Doing more with less: practical solutions for housing providers

2nd June 2020/by Linda Spindley
ROI in customer feedback programmes

Measuring return on investment in housing research

27th May 2020/by Linda Spindley

Research findings on the impact of the COVID pandemic on UK business

14th May 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones

The impact of the coronavirus on social housing: Part 2

30th April 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Social Housing Event Engagement into Action

Customer journey mapping in social housing: See your services through your customers eyes

21st April 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
business team

45% of the UK workforce furloughed amid COVID-19 pandemic

17th April 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Evaluating processes and impact in social housing

15th April 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Coronavirus in social housing: sharing solutions

8th April 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Business impact

Half of UK businesses very concerned about the impact of Coronavirus

31st March 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Further Resources

Large scale apprenticeship evaluation research for DfE recently published

27th March 2020/by Linda Spindley
Engaging with dispersed residents

Listening widely: Engaging with geographically dispersed residents

25th March 2020/by Linda Spindley
supporting wellbeing

Adjusting to a new normal: protecting your wellbeing

24th March 2020/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Tackling stigma in social housing

How can social housing providers tackle stigma?

19th March 2020/by Linda Spindley
Jenny Osbourne MBE Keynote Address

From Engagement to Action: Bringing About Positive Change in Social Housing

11th March 2020/by Linda Spindley

Shining a light on student accommodation

20th February 2020/by Linda Spindley
Customer Trust

Improving financial wellbeing: MaPS’ launch 10 year strategy

28th January 2020/by Linda Spindley
How to write an effective research brief

How to write an effective research brief

22nd January 2020/by Linda Spindley
Social Housing Reputation Matters

Perception is reality: Why reputation matters in social housing

13th January 2020/by Linda Spindley
Customer Trust

The heart of the matter: measuring your Customer Trust Score

9th January 2020/by Linda Spindley
mentoring young people

Realising the value of volunteering

7th January 2020/by Linda Spindley
Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey 2019

Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey: 2019

2nd January 2020/by Linda Spindley
Merry Christmas from IFF Research

Looking back and looking ahead: The IFF Research Year in Review

19th December 2019/by Linda Spindley

Solving Research & Policy Problems Creatively

16th December 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

What matters most: eliminating effort within social housing

11th December 2019/by Linda Spindley
Real world research with Middlesex University

Real-world practicalities of survey research at Middlesex University

25th November 2019/by Linda Spindley
financial capability

Why we need to be talking more about financial wellbeing

21st November 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Talk Money Talk Pensions

The Elephant in the Room: Talking about Money and Pensions

18th November 2019/by Linda Spindley
Effective resolution of complaints

How to undertake a complaints process review in social housing

13th November 2019/by Linda Spindley
Tackling graduate unemployment in Wider Europe - Group of People

Harnessing data to improve graduate outcomes: Working Futures

28th October 2019/by Linda Spindley
graduate destinations

Harnessing data to improve graduate outcomes: Planning for Success

24th October 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Harnessing data to improve graduate outcomes: learning analytics

22nd October 2019/by Linda Spindley

Harnessing data to improve graduate outcomes: Employer Skills Survey

16th October 2019/by Linda Spindley
construction industry

Examining employment and skills challenges in the construction sector

Results from a major IFF Research study examining employment…
10th October 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones
Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge Award Winners.

Launch of Creative Spark Year 2

12th September 2019/by Linda Spindley

Investigating a new educational landscape with Creative Spark

New Frontiers
Social researchers are used to handling data from…
29th August 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

DfE’s 2019 Employer Skills Survey in full swing

We are delighted that this year’s Employer Skills Survey (ESS)…
21st August 2019/by Linda Spindley

Landmark new study publishes first insights to help keep children safe

Keeping children safe is important, anyone would agree. But some…
12th August 2019/by Linda Spindley
Future Frontiers and IFF working together

Making time to make a difference

Being busy has become the norm for so many of us, both in work…
1st August 2019/by Linda Spindley

What does it take to be a market researcher?

9th July 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

How lenders can better support the high street mortgage broker

A mortgage is one of the most significant financial products…
28th May 2019/by IFF Research
Support services for disabled people

Entrepreneurs with disabilities need more support – Findings of an IFF Research report, commissioned by the DWP

Disabled entrepreneurs may have greater support needs, found…
20th May 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

IFF Research and Voluntas Join Forces to Improve the Quality of Housing Provision

We’re delighted to announce that our team has grown, with the…
14th May 2019/by Sara Fernie-Jones

Paying for Postgraduate Study – Findings from our evaluation of The Master’s Degree Loan Scheme

Contemporary discussion about encouraging access to Master’s…
13th May 2019/by IFF Research

IFF’s stakeholder perception audit report published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

The report draws together the views of some of the NMC’s most…
10th May 2019/by Jane Thompson

Data re-sight: the answer for HE strategic planning?

Across the UK’s higher education sector, competition to attract…
8th May 2019/by Laura Hilger
Tackling graduate unemployment in Wider Europe - Group of People

Tackling graduate unemployment in Wider Europe

Richard Everitt
British Council Regional Director, Education…
1st May 2019/by Richard Everitt (External)

What employers want: Understanding the employer perspective on graduate skills

Our previous entry provided a broad overview of the importance…
24th April 2019/by Andrew Skone-James

Seeing beyond the Fog: University Horizon Scanning of the Future Labour Market

Dr Anthony Mansfield
University of East London
At the heart…
17th April 2019/by Dr Anthony Mansfield (external)

Reflections on the use of labour market data in Higher Education (HE)

This week, it will be 20 years since I started working at IFF…
14th April 2019/by David Vivian

IFF Research leads redevelopment of the UK Employer Skills Survey for the Department for Education

IFF is delighted to have been commissioned by the Department…
12th April 2019/by Genna Kik

IFF’s report on Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Research published by the General Medical Council

The GMC has published research from patients, healthcare bodies…
8th April 2019/by Jane Thompson

IFF’s sixth report on research among post-16 providers published by DfE

The report from the latest wave of the Post-16 Institutions Omnibus,…
7th March 2019/by Mark Winterbotham

IFF’s School Snapshot Study report published by the DfE

We’re very pleased that the findings from the second wave of…
1st February 2019/by Mark Winterbotham

Deciding where to study – Findings from IFF’s high profile evaluation of the TEF

This week, the annual mid-January scramble for students to finalise…
18th January 2019/by Andrew Skone-James

“Putting customers at the heart” in Financial Services organisations

This is a phrase that is used across so many organisations these…
7th December 2018/by IFF Research

Seven aspects of engagement pilot (Qualitative Evaluation) – Findings from IFF and the University of Derby published by the Department for Education

The findings from IFF’s qualitative evaluation of the seven…
27th November 2018/by IFF Research

Social inequality in a post-truth world: How evidence could have turned the referendum

Social inequality has been a part of life for as long as humans…
27th November 2018/by IFF Research

Creative Spark: IFF’s Elizabeth Shepherd contributes to Higher Education Enterprise event in Georgia

IFF’s Elizabeth Shepherd is providing a UK sector overview…
20th November 2018/by IFF Research

A collaborative search for equality: IFF’s crucial Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination findings shared at Brussels seminar

IFF’s Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage…
8th November 2018/by Katie Oldfield

Perceptions of the UK’s unique Higher Education offer – views from international students

A new report published today by IFF Research, conducted in partnership…
2nd November 2018/by IFF Research

Delivering effective tracking surveys in financial services

Is your tracker just a tick box exercise for the organisation…
26th October 2018/by IFF Research

Financial Services Forum Event: The future is bright for Challenger Banks

On October 17th IFF Research’s Associate Director, Chris O’Brien,…
23rd October 2018/by IFF Research

Investigating alternative provision – Findings from high profile IFF study published by the Department for Education

We’re delighted that the findings from IFF’s large-scale,…
19th October 2018/by Mark Winterbotham

IFF Seminar: Dividing Lines The Role Of Evidence In Reducing Social Inequality

We are very excited to announce that IFF's next event Dividing…
12th October 2018/by IFF Research

Delivering agile insight: IFF’s approach to fast and flexible Financial Services research

Increasingly, our financial services clients stress the need…
18th September 2018/by IFF Research

IFF ‘Highly Commended’ at the MRS Operations Awards for Best Data Collection (Online)

What a fabulous, festive and fun-filled evening at the MRS Operations…
14th September 2018/by IFF Research

IFF works with EAIE to launch comprehensive study on the state of internationalisation in Europe

Today marks the launch of the 2nd EAIE Barometer, the research…
11th September 2018/by Andrew Skone-James

ESS 2017: The UK Employer Skills Survey has been published by the Department for Education

We’re delighted that the report for the flagship study, the…
16th August 2018/by Mark Winterbotham

IFF nominated for two MRS Operations Awards for Data Collection (Online and Telephone)

We are very pleased to announce that IFF Research has been nominated…
3rd August 2018/by IFF Research

One company: IFF’s move to London Bridge represents more than just a change of scenery

We are now well and truly settled into our London Bridge office…
2nd August 2018/by IFF Research

IFF launches ‘Bright Ideas’ Financial Services insight portal

IFF’s Financial Services team have launched a new central insight…
27th July 2018/by IFF Research

A global comparison of national student surveys: IFF at the Advance Higher Education Training and Learning Conference

IFF’s Elizabeth Shepherd assessed the impact of teaching at…
13th July 2018/by IFF Research

The Truth About Research – How to uncover what people really think?

Trying to understand what people think and how they behave goes…
12th July 2018/by IFF Research

Can effective financial decisions be made without human interaction?

Last week’s Customer Experience Financial Services conference…
6th July 2018/by IFF Research

IFF’s experienced team experience the FS Customer Experience conference!

IFF’s Financial Service team arrived bright and early at this…
6th July 2018/by IFF Research

IFF Seminar: The Truth About Research – How to uncover what people really think?

“The trouble with research is that people don’t think how…
1st June 2018/by IFF Research

The Role of Robo-Advice in the Investment Market

Consumers are engaging with new digital banking providers for…
25th May 2018/by IFF Research

IFF Research is sharing research insights hot off the press at the Financial Services Customer Experience conference

Delivering a positive customer experience, across all areas of…
24th May 2018/by IFF Research
Monitoring, mystery shopping customers

Measuring the quality of a Higher Education experience: a complex product co-produced by the consumer

Higher education is a complex experience, offering an intensive,…
9th May 2018/by IFF Research

50 years in the making: IFF’s journey from 1965 – 2018!

With just over a week until IFF’s office move we have been…
4th May 2018/by IFF Research

IFF hire super 6 in a busy April!

IFF Research have appointed 3 new Research Managers, Daniel Salamons,…
30th April 2018/by IFF Research

Moving on to bigger and brighter things! IFF will be moving premises in May 2018

We are very excited to announce that this May IFF is moving to…
25th April 2018/by IFF Research

What is the best way to approach qualitative research? Is it time to get “Back to Basics”?

I’m not referring to early 1990’s Conservative policy or…
20th April 2018/by Alistair Kuechel

Department for Education publish two user experience reports featuring research from IFF

The Department for Education has just published the findings…
4th April 2018/by IFF Research

Digital consumers shine a light on future pension needs

Pensions are not considered at the vanguard of technological…
27th March 2018/by IFF Research

Feeling the love: Feedback from some of our not so secret admirers

We love our clients and we always appreciate their feedback but…
16th February 2018/by IFF Research

Keeping it real: Key considerations for engaging, empowering and inspiring Generation Z

Last week IFF attended the MRS Kids and Youth research conference…
30th January 2018/by IFF Research

IFF expands their Higher Education team with hire of new Director

IFF Research have recruited former British Council Director Elizabeth…
23rd January 2018/by IFF Research

What have smart speakers, Open Banking and a Paul Hollywood bread bin got in common?

We recently completed a short survey with our Fintech Beacon…
16th January 2018/by IFF Research

Video: Understanding ESS: A practical guide to using Employer Skills Survey data

The Employer Skills Survey is one of the largest B2B surveys…
10th January 2018/by Andrew Skone-James

The changing shape of digital financial consumers

Until recently we would tend to associate users of digital banking…
8th January 2018/by IFF Research

Does relationship advice help new parents overcome a decline in relationship quality?

An evaluation of perinatal pilots for the delivery of relationship…
8th January 2018/by IFF Research

Apprenticeships: Lessons from the 2017 Evaluation survey

There have been positive results from the latest Evaluation surveys…
19th December 2017/by Andrew Skone-James

IFF Research launches its Fintech Beacon: How to really understand the new digital-only customer?

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you’ll have…
7th December 2017/by IFF Research

The 2017 MRS Awards: A glitzy and glamorous evening but IFF come away empty handed

The Market Research Society pulled out all the stops for this…
5th December 2017/by IFF Research

All we want for Xmas this year is an MRS Best Place to Work Award

Hollywood may have rolled out the red carpet back in September…
1st December 2017/by Jan Shury

Research futures seminar summary: The future is closer than you think – what technology means for research

The third event in IFF’s seminar series, The Future is closer…
30th November 2017/by Libby Eastwood

Millennials running UK businesses are better prepared for the future

Our recent Business Spotlight results show that millennials that…
28th November 2017/by IFF Research

Will Robots Take My Job? Future Skills and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Last month IFF was lucky enough to be invited to present our…
15th November 2017/by Rowan Foster

Why aren’t consumers open to Open Banking?

The financial services industry sees open banking as an exciting…
14th November 2017/by IFF Research

IFF make two senior appointments to Learning and Skills team

IFF Research have added to the recruitment of Georgina Clarke…
19th October 2017/by IFF Research

IFF Seminar: The Future is Closer Than You Think – What Technology Means for Research (23rd November 2017)

As we move deeper into the digital age we are presented with…
18th October 2017/by IFF Research

How can you use insight from businesses to improve upcoming events and conferences?

The events industry faces a number of challenges. With the ongoing…
12th October 2017/by Alice Large

State of the Nation 2017: Careers and Enterprise Provision in England’s Schools report published

A major new report has recently been published on the state of…
11th October 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

Results from large-scale survey conducted by IFF, on behalf of CITB, have been released

We are pleased to announce that results from a high-profile,…
11th October 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

High demand, not enough access: The road to growing the UK retail impact investment market

Recent research undertaken by IFF Research, on behalf of Big…
10th October 2017/by IFF Research

Former Ipsos Director, Georgina Clarke, joins IFF’s Financial Services team

IFF Research have recruited former Ipsos MORI Director Georgina…
9th October 2017/by IFF Research

Conference review: IFF deliver two workshops at the AGCAS Annual Conference 2017

The AGCAS Annual Conference is a key date in the diary for HE…
21st September 2017/by Andrew Skone-James

IFF sponsor Crystal Palace U14 Ladies Academy of Excellence 2017/18

We are proud to announce that IFF are the new training kit sponsor…
20th September 2017/by IFF Research

What is an omnibus survey?

We all know that the findings from research allow us to make…
23rd August 2017/by Alice Large

Longitudinal DLHE survey published by HESA

We are delighted to see that HESA have published findings from…
14th August 2017/by Jan Shury

‘Achievers and leavers: Barriers and opportunities for people entering construction’ Research from IFF used to inform CITB white paper

Results from two IFF studies for CITB have been used in their…
10th August 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

The Oppies are back! Return of IFF sponsored MRS Operational Awards

IFF has been the principal sponsor of the MRS Operations awards…
2nd August 2017/by IFF Research

How can market research reduce commercial risk?

We have all faced difficult decisions in our professional lives.…
1st August 2017/by Alice Large

Apprenticeship pay, minimum wage rates and why these matter

The government's introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW)…
19th July 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

New report published: Understanding the experiences of over 50s following redundancy

An IFF report on the experiences of older workers (aged 50+)…
4th July 2017/by IFF Research

News: Apprenticeship numbers likely to fall

The results of work carried out by IFF Research with the Institute…
29th June 2017/by Mark Winterbotham

UK Employer Perspectives Survey 2016

Today sees the release of the UK Employer Perspectives Survey…
28th June 2017/by Genna Kik

Benefits of a telephone survey vs. online panel

Survey research
There is a growing culture of impatience in…
28th June 2017/by Alice Large

A robust guiding principle in a turbulent time?

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

How the HE Sector responds to Brexit

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

Conducting B2B market research on a small budget

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

Harnessing insights in Financial Services

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

Evidence Matters Event Summary

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

The Art of Translating Evidence

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

A healthy future for healthcare research

IFF's innovative healthcare offering sees recognition and…
28th April 2017/by IFF Research

Graduates’ career planning outcomes

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

Assessing communications in Financial Services

“The problem is we try to unravel the Mighty Infinite using…
23rd March 2017/by IFF Research

3 key considerations for online qualitative research

When did you last talk to someone who didn’t own a smartphone?…
15th March 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…
15th March 2017/by IFF Research

Apprenticeships across the UK

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

Graduate Employment Conference Review

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

Education and Skills in 2017

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

Retirement choices: No perfect answer

When conducting focus groups or interviews with consumers, retirement…
24th January 2017/by IFF Research

The role of evidence in uncertainty

In November, IFF hosted a seminar on ‘The Role of Evidence…
13th January 2017/by IFF Research

The opportunities presented by uncertainty

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

Londoners’ reliance on their homes in retirement

The first wave of IFF Research’s ‘Retirement Choices’ syndicated…
7th November 2016/by IFF Research

How will employers respond to the apprenticeship levy?

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

Skills gap in the construction sector

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

UK regulations and business success

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

Assessing the role of evidence in times of uncertainty

We are living in a world of increasing uncertainty. Where the…
18th October 2016/by IFF Research

National Student Survey update

How can universities leverage the results of the NSS?

30th September 2016/by IFF Research

Making a difference at IFF Research

Over the course of this blog series we have presented our organisational…
30th September 2016/by IFF Research

IFF Values: Being Human First

Last month we kicked off a blog series that reflects on our company…
31st August 2016/by IFF Research

Unique Insight into Welsh Businesses Published

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

IFF shortlisted for two MRS Operations Awards

The Oppies are back and we are delighted to announce that we…
10th August 2016/by IFF Research

IFF Values: remaining impartial in the research industry

Articulating the “values” that an organisation or business…
29th July 2016/by IFF Research

Intro to the Teaching Excellence Framework

It seems like a whole new era has dawned since the publication…
29th July 2016/by IFF Research

EHC Experience pilot survey results

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

Predicting the Future in Uncertain Times

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

Remaining impartial in the research industry

For many organisations developing a set of values can be a challenging…
30th June 2016/by IFF Research

How will UK businesses react to Brexit?

So, it has happened. We are now in a post-Brexit society. In…
30th June 2016/by IFF Research

Brexit – What next for the UK?

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

IFF Directors predict the outcome of the EU Referendum

On the eve of much anticipated EU referendum we have asked 6…
22nd June 2016/by IFF Research

To Remain or to Brexit: Business opinions

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

IFF Report on Enterprise Finance Guarantee

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

Careers Education and Advice Forum update

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

Growth continues at IFF Research

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

Effective usability testing and the future of UX

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

Benefits–in-work conditionality for Universal Credit

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

SFA / BIS Apprenticeship dissemination event

IFF recently presented several research projects at the “Apprenticeship…
16th May 2016/by IFF Research

4 tips for creating an effective partnership

What do you do when your organisation doesn't have the resource…
11th May 2016/by IFF Research

How policy change is impacting retirement saving

Much of the discussion at the Westminster Business Forums ‘Savings…
6th May 2016/by IFF Research

The Lifetime ISA impacts

The Governments latest budget has been the subject of much scrutiny…
23rd March 2016/by IFF Research

Maternity discrimination report published

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

Business opinion increasingly divided over EU future

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

An innovative approach to employer research

The 2015 study was the third survey in the series. While continuity…
11th March 2016/by IFF Research

The Employer Skills Survey: the largest B2B survey in the world

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

4th March 2016/by IFF Research

The Employer Skills Survey: Learning about the skills market

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

2 million UK workers are working below their potential

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

The largest B2B survey in the world?

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

All about the Apprenticeship Levy

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

Investing in mental and physical healthcare

Government invests almost a billion pounds in funding aimed…
10th February 2016/by IFF Research

ESS15: The launch of the Employers Skills Survey

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

Offering Private Medical Insurance as a benefit

IFF’s exclusive research sheds light on the opportunities…
20th January 2016/by IFF Research
Gill Stewart, Associate Director

How small changes can make a difference for respondents

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

Professional service providers need to think small

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

IFF wins MRS Healthcare Research Award

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

The dangers of caution in retirement planning

A ubiquitous finding for anyone conducting research on UK pensions…
10th December 2015/by IFF Research

ISBE Conference Review

The 38th annual Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship…
19th November 2015/by IFF Research

IFF Business Omnibus update

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

How are pension reforms changing retirement?

Pension reforms mean new opportunities for those in Financial…
10th November 2015/by IFF Research

How banks can help Britain’s small businesses?

First, how about some good news? The latest results of the IFF…
13th October 2015/by IFF Research

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…
30th September 2015/by IFF Research

All to play for as businesses split over EU debate

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

IFF Report: Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings

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

The NHS in 2015: The Health & Care Innovation Expo

There were mixed feelings at this year’s Health and Care Expo,…
11th September 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…
9th September 2015/by Rob Warren

Tube Strikes: Public perceptions

Are the negative attitudes to strikes fuelled by resentment…
26th August 2015/by IFF Research

Apprenticeships from the employer perspective

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

IFF celebrates 50 years

Our recent recruitment drive has seen us take on employees across…
5th August 2015/by IFF Research

Improving Financial Literacy

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

The July 2105 Budget and the research industry

There have been plenty of talking points around this year’s…
30th July 2015/by IFF Research

IFF Conference Review

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

23rd July 2015/by Matt Barnes

IFF Conference Review: Innovation and insurance

The UK Financial Services Experience Awards

14th July 2015/by Alistair Kuechel

Challenging stereotypes in welfare

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

IFF Celebrates 50th Birthday

9th July 2015/by IFF Research

The competitive spirit

Competition law and anti-competitive behaviour

9th July 2015/by Rob Warren

Improving care for dementia sufferers

IFF and Loughborough University evaluate dementia pilot…
9th July 2015/by IFF Research
Satisfaction NHS Direct users

Illuminating the needs of employers

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

A necessary burden

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

Out of the Shadows…

Perceptions of any public-facing organisation are hugely influenced…
17th June 2015/by IFF Research