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|Title:||Employer Perspectives Survey, 2016|
|Series:||Employer Perspectives Surveys, 2007-|
|Depositor:||Department for Education|
Department for Education
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) is a large scale survey of UK employers across all sectors of the economy and is part of a series of studies historically commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to provide robust and reliable labour market information. Following the closure of the UKCES ownership of the survey transferred to the Department for Education (DfE) in late 2016.
The survey provides a UK-wide picture of how employers are meeting their skills needs, looking both at their engagement with skills and employment services and broader approaches to people development. The Employer Perspectives Survey is a key customer insight tool for colleges, universities, schools and other providers looking to understand how employers view and engage with the skills system.
The Employer Perspectives Survey is intended to complement the Employer Skills Survey series, which focuses on employer skills demand, skills shortages and training within organisations; the two surveys run in alternate years.
|The Employer Perspectives Survey, 2016 was conducted between May and August 2016, and captured the views of over 18,000 employers across the United Kingdom. Interviews were conducted at an establishment level with the most senior person at the site with responsibility for human resources.
Prior to the 2016 EPS, a statistical review of the sampling strategy was conducted to weigh up the relative merits of different approaches to the sampling; this was independent of both UKCES and IFF Research. While this review confirmed the previous approach to sampling had been sufficiently robust, it led to a series of recommendations that would enhance the statistical rigour of the 2016 sampling strategy. Moreover, the EPS questionnaire underwent a comprehensive review for 2016 to ensure its relevance for key stakeholders and to reflect changing policy needs. A set of overarching policy questions were developed to guide decisions on what to keep, amend / improve, remove or add / develop. More details about the sampling and questionnaire reviews can be found in the Technical Report.
Users should note that the version of the data containing the Local Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership variables is held under SN 8339 and is available under Special Licence conditions.
The 2016 questionnaire included the following sections:
|Dates of fieldwork:||May 2016 - August 2016|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Establishments or individual workplace sites employing two or more members of staff.
Repeated cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||18,028 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details|
|ECONOMIC CONDITIONS||EDUCATIONAL FINANCE||EMPLOYEES|
|EMPLOYERS||EMPLOYER-SPONSORED TRAINING||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|EMPLOYMENT POLICY||EMPLOYMENT SERVICES||HUMAN RESOURCES|
|IN-SERVICE TRAINING||INVESTORS IN PEOPLE STANDARD||JOB VACANCIES|
|LABOUR FORCE||LABOUR RELATIONS||MANAGERS|
|MANUAL WORKERS||OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING||PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT|
|PERSONNEL POLICY||PERSONNEL SELECTION||PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS|
|TRAINING CENTRES||TRAINING||UNITED KINGDOM|
|WHITE COLLAR WORKERS||YOUNG ADULTS||YOUTH EMPLOYMENT|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||09 May 2018|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions for further information.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|EPS 2016: Data Dictionary||8338_eps_2016_data_dictionary_controlled_v01.00.xlsx||84|
|EPS 2016: Questionnaire||8338_eps_2016_questionnaire_controlled_v12.00.pdf||1223|
|EPS 2016: Technical Report||8338_eps_2016_technical_report.pdf||2057|
|EPS 2016: Research Report||8338_eps_2016_uk_report.pdf||6828|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8338_Information.htm||6|
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