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The contemporary role of HR: Custodian of organisational conscience, deliverer of financial targets or strategic business leader?

The contemporary role of HR: Custodian of organisational conscience, deliverer of financial targets or strategic business leader?

Monday, 08 December 2014
10:00 - 15:30
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street. London SW1H 0AD

Speakers

•Lord John Monks - Former General Secretary of TUC
•Steve Bevan – Director of Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation
•Peter Cheese – CEO Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
•Mike Clancy – General Secretary Prospect
•Mark Story – Met Office
•Paul Hucknall – HR Director Lloyds Bank Group
•Professor Rosalind Searle - Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology, Coventry University
•Paul Tullett- Head of Company Employee Relations , EDF Energy
•Professor Duncan Gallie, Department of Sociology University of Oxford
•Dr Richard Heron, Vice-President Health & Chief Medical Officer BP and President of the FOM
•Craig Marshall, Deputy Vice President, Prospect



Few would dispute that good, effective HR practices contribute positively to organisational health and wellbeing. Politicians aspire to economic growth based on high quality, high productivity workplaces. Organisations talk routinely about people being their greatest asset. But what does this mean in practice?

The Work Foundation and Prospect have jointly been exploring how these aspirations match up to the reality of work today: asking what evidence exists and whether or not it supports the rhetoric, as well as thinking about whether it’s time for a new approach.

The seminar addressed these questions:

  • What does good work look like – how do we measure it?
  • What is the business case for and outcomes of different approaches to performance management?
  • How do we  build and maintain trust in the workplace? 


View the full agenda for this event here

Read the event summary here


Read Stephen Bevan's paper here

Presentations:

Session 1 on Good Work : Duncan Gallie

Session 2 on Performance Management: Richard Heron

Session 3 on Trust: Rosalind Searle

Blog by Wendy Cartwright here

Blog by Alan Bradshaw here


Photos: Stefano Cagnoni https://twitter.com/cagfoto

 

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