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Date: Thursday 14 November 2019

Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Location: Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Room 112AB

This event is supported by the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and the briefing pack by European Association of Work Psychology.

Speakers include:

  • Mr Jack Evans (Living Wage Scotland)

  • Professor Rosalind Searle (University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School)

  • Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh Business School)

  • Dr Andrea Werner (Middlesex University London)

  • Janine Brown, (Head of HR , Heart of Midlothian plc.)

  • Richie Stewart, (Head of People, Amiqus Resolution Limited)

Low wages threaten to merely add further to generational disadvantage within society. This results in a reduction of the pool of talent available for organisations. While those working at either the top of organisations or in high demand have seen their salaries increase significantly, these rewards have not been spread uniformly through organisations; instead there is a growing problem of working poverty arising from limited rises in pay, and the rise of unsecure work through temporary and zero hours contracts. These declines in wages have been accompanied by sharp rises in the costs of housing, energy and food with the burden of such poverty is not equally distributed in societies. Instead it falls disproportionately on women, and younger and older people. This event launches an evidence-based pack for HR and organisational leaders to examine the impact of living wages for organisations and individuals. We outline what HR leaders can do to create healthier and fairer organisations through the living wage. We include insight into the role of suppliers and third parties for organisations.

This event is supported by the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and the briefing pack by European Association of Work Psychology.


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