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HR Forum

Organisational interventions for health, wellbeing and productivity.

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  • From: Thursday 7 May 2015, 8.30 am
  • To: Thursday 7 May 2015, 12 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Labour is not merely two hands or a brain; it comes with emotions, values, and aspirations, and is motivated by social norms and a need for self-fulfilment (Nytrø, 2015).

Organisational-level interventions that focus on the modification of work are now widespread. We use the term organisational interventions to refer to those interventions, "that aim at improving health by changing the organisation of work – in terms of task characteristics, work conditions, and social aspects". They are aimed at supporting employees' needs for health and wellbeing and at the same time bolstering organisational productivity. They are important for developing a healthy and resilient workforce that can contribute to enhanced productivity, quality, and a well-functioning society.

We also know that organisational interventions developed to promote health, wellbeing, and productivity fail more often that we would like to admit. Not only they are notably difficult to implement but also their effects are not always sustainable or detectable. However recent research has produced invaluable insight into why interventions fail and what we can do about it. This research will be the focal point of this HR Forum.

This Forum is focused on building resilience, increasing performance and productivity in employees. It will draw on current research and practice to understand organisations interventions for health, wellbeing and performance and why some of these interventions fail and others don't. The forum will also explore solutions for developing and implementing interventions that have increased chances of succeeding.

The HR Forum will be taken by Maria Karanika-Murray, a work psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. She completed her MSc in Occupational Health Psychology and PhD in Applied Psychology at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Professor Tom Cox. Her research focuses on health and wellbeing at work, organisational interventions, work behaviours (presenteeism and work addiction), workplace climate, and ageing at work. Maria's research has been funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the UK Health and Safety Executive, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, Heart Research UK, and the European Commission (DG Employment).


8.30 am - 8.45 am Registration and coffee on arrival
8.45 am - 9 am Introduction to the day Alison Smith and Suzanne Ross
9 am - 9.30 am   Introduction to the day Alison Smith and Suzanne Ross
9.30 am - 10 am What are organizational interventions?
10 am - 10.15 am   Why do (some) interventions fail?
10.15 am - 10.45 am Networking break
10.45 am - 11.15 am Case studies
11.15 am - 11.45 am   Discussion and Q and A
12 noon Lunch

Booking information

The delegate fee for the HR Forum is £75 + VAT which will include a buffet lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Book your place via our online store now.

If you have any queries or problems, please email or telephone +44 (0)115 848 8681 to reserve your place.

Location details


Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


Parking:There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park please exit onto Chaucer Street.

Travel Info:

Further travel information:If you are travelling to Nottingham by car the fastest and easiest way to get to the Newton building is by using the city's park and ride tram service. NET Trams depart every ten minutes from the Phoenix Park and Hucknall sites and takes you directly into the city within 20 minutes. The cost of a day travel ticket is £3.50.

The tram is also convenient if you are travelling by train. Trams also depart from Nottingham Train Station at ten minute intervals. You can alight at either the Royal Centre or Nottingham Trent University tram stop as they are equidistant to the Newton building.

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