This study of primary school teachers offers powerful evidence of what makes a difference in practice when it comes to levels of work engagement and performance. Teaching is an interesting profession to focus on, as employees often have a high level of influence over how they go about their work, but it can be a high pressure job, due to a combination of stretching targets and unpredictable pupil behaviour.
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Jonny Gifford, Senior Adviser for Organisational Behaviour
Jonny has been conducting applied research into employment and people management for a number of years, with previous roles at the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park Institute. Current interests include job quality and behavioural science insights into performance management and other areas of HR. Jonny runs the CIPD Applied Research Conference and actively promotes evidence-based practice, including through systematic reviewing and running randomised trials.
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