Towards a sustainable practice action research community for HRM

Towards a sustainable practice action research community for HRM

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Strathclyde Business School

199 Cathedral Street


G4 0QU

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Managing people for performance and wellbeing: Towards a sustainable practice action research community for evidence-based HRM in Scotland

About this event

This one day event hosted by CIPD Scotland and the ESRC PrOPEL Hub will bring together work and employment researchers from Scottish universities with HR practitioners interested in putting knowledge into practice and delivering evidence-based HRM. We will share cutting edge research from the academic community and invite HR stakeholders and people managers to identify priorities for future collaboration.

0945 – Introduction and welcome

Professor Colin Lindsay, University of Strathclyde

1000 – Interactive keynote session one

HR and workplace practices to support healthy ageing

Professor Wendy Loretto and Dr Laura Airey, University of Edinburgh

‘If you look the part, you’ll get the job’: Why appearance matters in the workplace and what it means for HR practitioners

Professor Dennis Nickson, University of Strathclyde

1130 – Break

1145 – Interactive keynote session two

Delivering sustainable HRM in hybrid work environments

Dr Andrew Bratton, Edinburgh Napier University

Let’s talk about menopause: How can employers support women and what can women do to manage their menopause symptoms

Dr Kristina Potočnik, University of Edinburgh

1315 – Lunch

1400 – Mini-workshop discussion: Exploring the potential for a Sustainable Practice Action Research Community (SPARC) for Evidence-based HRM in Scotland

Meryl Levington, Knowledge Exchange Manager at CIPD, will lead this SPARC mini-workshop, inviting our keynotes and all other interested academic attendees to make short ‘speed’ presentations on how their research/evidence could contribute to a new, action-focused research network and inform evidence-based HRM. HR stakeholders and people managers will be invited to share their key issues and ‘what’s needed’ in terms of future research. The aim will be to gain an understanding of the viability of such a network and discuss a future modus operandi that brings together academics and reflective practitioners from business, public and third sectors to work together on real-world projects to inform workplace practice. Colleagues from CIPD will facilitate a discussion on how best to support and promote such a network.

1530 – Closing reflections and next steps towards a SPARC

1600 – Close and refreshments

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