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Principal Partner Exchange Forum: The Future of HR – Session 2

Tuesday, 01 December 2009
08:30 - 12:30
21 Palmer Street

People management is now as important a contributor to organisational success as marketing, finance, or sales – yet HR suffers from a lack of self-confidence, undervaluation by both practitioners and users, and a confused idea of what its own professional mission should be. In many organisations HR has tended to focus on the better engineering of technologies surrounding transactional processes. While some able HR directors through experience and personal insight have managed to position their teams effectively within their own organisational context, this ability to support the transformation of people management has not automatically been translated across the wider system.

The Work Foundation has launched a two-year research programme that will independently ask the difficult questions of HR and of organisations so that the nature of quality people management can be properly understood. What factors enable employers and employees to work together in a mutually beneficial way and to what extent does HR contribute to these factors?

Session 2: How the philosophy of Good Work can inform HR strategy

The concept of Good Work is not new, but what exactly is it and how can its principles be applied in order to improve job quality for all?  As organisations face an uncertain economic environment with ever greater demands on employees, how can embedding Good Work help organisations navigate their way through?  What are the benefits for employees and what role can HR play in bringing about these changes? This second session in our Future of HR series will provide the opportunity to hear from our internal experts on the subject of Good Work and to explore the practical implications for organisations.

 This forum is open only to principal partner organisations. 

For more details, contact Louise Shevlane in the partnership team on or 020 7976 3503.

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