University Forum for Human Resource Development Workshop
The role of HRD in creating the jobs of the future: Functions, implications and solutions.
The workshop offers the opportunity to discuss and debate how organisations can create inspiring and high-quality jobs through Human Resource Development strategies.
- From: Friday 12 January 2018, 9.30 am
- To: Friday 12 January 2018, 3.30 pm
- Booking deadline: Thursday 11 January 2018, 1.00 pm
The workshop offers the opportunity to discuss and debate how organisations can create inspiring and high-quality jobs through Human Resource Development strategies. It seeks to explore organisations current practices in creating real value through human capital and knowledge development and identify future areas of best practice. Job quality is a timely issue due to its potential impact on individual, firm and national well-being. Of course creating job quality is differing among persons, occupations and labour market segments; nevertheless organisations and policy makers have an impetus role in creating quality job roles across the UK. The workshop will bring together practitioners, academics and businesses to discuss this topical issues and share innovative practices.
Professor Patricia Findlay – Professor of Work and Employment Relationship at University of Strathclyde and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER). Patricia has conducted and published research on improving job quality, workplace innovation and skills implication of automation.
Fionnuala Horrocks-Burns – Employment and Skills Policy Adviser at the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC leads the industry and works with its members to tell the story of retail, shape debates and influence issues and opportunities which will help make that positive difference. Their Retail2020 campaign tracks structural changes within the retail industry, and is dedicated to a vision of better and more rewarding jobs for retail employees.
The role of HRD in creating the jobs of the future: Functions, implications and solutions
|Time:||9.30 am - 3.30 pm|
|Location:||Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Conference Centre|
9:30 to 10.00
Registration and Refreshments
Refreshments will be available upon arrival.
10:00 to 10.30
Event opening and introduction
Introduction by the Dean of Nottingham Business School, Stefanos Nachmias and Professor Helen Skipton.
10.30 to 11.15
Presentations and discussion
Professor Patricia Findlay (University of Strathclyde and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER)
|11:15 to 11:30|
|11:30 to 12:15|
Presentation and discussion
Fionnuala Horrocks-Burns – Employment and Skills Policy Adviser at the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
12.30 to 13.30
Lunch and networking
Hot lunch and refreshments will be served to all participants in the Old Library at Nottingham Trent University City Campus.
|13:30 to 14:30|
Presentations and discussion
Another presentation on key issues around the theme will be delivered by a local organisation.
14.30 to 15.15
Plenary discussion and Summary
‘How to promote quality of jobs in Nottingham through education. The role of local authorities, organisations and educational institutions in this process’.
|15:15 to 15:30|
Professor Jim Stewart will be closing the workshop.
For further information please contact Stefanos Nachmias