Better employee wellbeing
Along with Rand Europe colleague Christian von Stolk, IER Director Chris Warhurst gave a talk this year’s Cambridge Festival.
Promoting the drive to improve the healthiness of jobs, their talk – ‘Why work needs to shape up: redesigning jobs for better employee wellbeing’ – is part of their joint advocacy of improving the physical and mental healthiness of jobs.
Skills in R&D
In March, IER Director Chris Warhurst was invited to participate in an expert roundtable on skill in R&D, hosted by the UK Government’s Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). His contribution focused on skills for innovation.
It complements research led by Professor Terence Hogarth for BEIS on the talent pipeline for UK R&D.
Future of work in the UK
In March, IER Director Chris Warhurst was invited to give a talk to the ACAS East Midlands Conference on the role of good work in the future of work in the UK.
The focus was on the role of good work in post Covid economic recovery and renewal.
Good jobs and the green economy
In March, Director of IER, Chris Warhurst, was invited to give evidence to the Building Back Better Inquiry of the Liverpool City Region All Party Parliamentary Group.
He presented evidence focused on the opportunities to create good jobs within the green economy and outlined the framework of a plan to do so.
The Quality of Working Life Revisited
Along with colleagues David Guest from King’s College London and Angie Knox from Sydney University, IER’s Chris Warhurst has published a journal virtual special issue that re-evaluates classic articles on the quality of working life published in Human Relations over the past 50 years.