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HR in (too) Interesting Times: Do principles Trump practice?

CIPD Scotland

Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Student 1d 19h 33m Free  
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The Role of Ethics and Governance in managing people through testing times. 

CIPD Scotland’s Winter 2017 Knowledge into Practice seminar helps you emerge from the festive break equipped with insight and knowledge to tackle a new year and a new reality.  

CIPD’s ongoing Profession for the Future (PFF) project engages the HR community in developing new ways of thinking and operating as we face a future of automation, new types of tenure and new sorts of Organisation. With times ever more changing (Brexit and a Trump presidency and maybe more to come), David D'Souza, Head of London, will explain how we lead people and shape organisations with skill and judgement in a shifting context.   Thinking beyond so-called ‘best practice’ towards principles and ethics, PFF engages practitioners in developing fresh approaches and behaviours for a disrupted world of work. Research on Sustainable HR strategy led by Professor Graeme Martin at the University helps   HR leaders to build credible strategy and governance fitted to the mission and purpose of modern organisations. Professor Martin argues that HR may need to go back to its professional origins as ‘the soul of the corporation’ to go forward in shaping culture and designing new ways of working. Our audience of practitioners and academics will add their insight and contribute to the conversation. You will come away with:

 ·         An understanding of CIPD’s vision for the future of the profession and where it goes next

·         Tools and techniques to help manage strategically in a complex world of work.

·         Latest insight on governance and culture.

·         An opportunity to inform and contribute to the future of the profession. 

Graeme’s paper, written with colleagues from Penn State, Cambridge and Nijmegen, has generated a lot of practitioner and academic interest in recent months.  It show how current approaches to strategic human resource management (SHRM)and the day-to-day sensemaking and actions of HR are driven by different models of corporate governance, all of which raise ethical questions and generate fundamental  implications for the economic, social and environmental sustainability of organizations.  In their place, they propose a model of governance and SHRM that may help the HR function become a profession for the future by returning to their professional roots and embracing new ideas from the theory and practice of corporate sustainability


David D'Souza, Head of London

Professor Graeme Martin, University of Dundee

Hosted by Dr John McGurk, Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

Please arrive from 6 pm for networking and refreshments. The event will take place 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm with time for question and answers. The event will end at 9.00 pm




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University of Dundee
Room 2S14
Dalhousie Building
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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