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Partner Workshop: 21st Century People Management

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
08:30 - 11:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London

Partner Workshop:
21st Century People Management

Who should attend?
HR Directors; Senior Operational Managers; Line Managers; and anyone interested in people management

The workshop:
In troubling recessional times, the need for sound people management has never been greater, yet the relative roles, relationships and capability of HR, the leadership team and line managers to deliver effective people management have never been less clear.

Who owns the skills, health and wellbeing of the workforce, as well as the ‘psychological deal’?  Is this a case of everyone does but no-one is really accountable?  Following the publication of Quality people management for quality outcomes, the first paper in our major Future of HR research series exploring the evidence, The Work Foundation seeks to answer: Who are the key players in people management? What of the changing relationship and the success or otherwise of people management outcomes to deliver organisational outcomes?

This research programme responds to the call for a new conception of people management. How should staff in 21st Century service organisations be managed fairly and effectively to achieve sustainable high performance? This workshop aims to present initial findings from our examination of the evidence and to stimulate lively debate on the arising issues.

Some of the questions that will be asked:

What are the relative roles in people management?
• What does the psychological contract look like, and more precisely, who owns it?
• Are people management practices uniformly implemented? How should they be operationalised and cascaded?

Marianne Huggett, Programme Lead – Future of HR, The Work Foundation
Wilson Wong, Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation

Why you should attend:
This is an opportunity to hear our initial thoughts and findings on people management practices to date, as well as to provide you with insights and thoughts, and to learn the views of others through lively and provocative debate.

This event is exclusively for partners of The Work Foundation and there is no fee to attend.
To reserve your place on this event, please email and include your name, company, job title, email address and telephone number.

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