IER News & blogs
HRM and innovation
Professor Alan Brown was one of the editors of a Special Issue of the Human Resource Management Journal on HRM and Innovation, published in April 2017 (Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 203-317). The issue was edited by Helen Shipton, Pawan Budhwar, Paul Sparrow and Alan Brown, and based on an ESRC seminar series on the same topic.
Shipton, H., Sparrow, P., Budhwar, P. and Brown, A. (2017). HRM and innovation: looking across levels, Human Resource Management Journal, 27(2), pp. 246-263. DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12102
Shipton, H., Budhwar, P., Sparrow, P. and Brown, A. (2017). Editorial overview: HRM and innovation - a multi-level perspective, Human Resource Management Journal, 27(2), pp. 203-208. DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12138
UK employment policy in a changing EU
As part of the Warwick's faculty of social sciences CREW network, IER, the Law School and the Industrial Relations Research Unit have an award from the Higher Education Innovation Fund to produce a series of Brexit Briefings on Employment. The four thematic briefings will focus on job loss and job creation; training for the unemployed; employment rights and regulation; migration and skills. Each will present key research evidence and make recommendations for the development of new policy as the UK exits the EU. Each will also have a public launch over May-July this year.
For further information, contact Professor Chris Warhurst, Dr Ania Zbyszewska or Professor Guglielmo Meardi at ier at warwick dot ac dot uk
MOOC on the changing world of work
Are you prepared for the challenges of the changing labour market? Do you want to better understand and apply skills related to emotional awareness, active listening, reflection, coaching skills, peer coaching and powerful questioning? Do you want to explore tools for handling labour market information (LMI) and the digital agenda? The 'Changing World of Work' MOCC (Massive Open Online Course) is a 6 week course with an estimated workload of 3.5 hours per week. The course has been developed as part of the EmployID project which has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 619619. IER and Associate staff involved in course delivery: Jenny Bimrose, Alan Brown, Rachel Mulvey, Deirdre Hughes and Graham Attwell. For more information register now.
Clare Lyonette invited as an expert contributor to a French project on women in managerial roles
Dr Clare Lyonette is the UK expert on a new French project, funded by the ANR: 'Quel genre de managers avant 40 ans ? Faits et discours dans quatre pays européens'. She and the other team members met in Aix-en-Provence in February 2017 to discuss the research plans, based on an earlier 2015 meeting in Paris. Clare will be involved in work package 7: 'Articulation of personal and professional spheres'. The mixed-methods project involves quantitative data analysis of managerial roles and new semi-structured interviews with managers in 4 countries. The project is being coordinated by Vanessa di Paola (Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, LEST, Car Céreq), Arnaud Dupray (Céreq, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, LEST), Dominique Épiphane (Céreq) and Stéphanie Moullet (Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LEST, IRT, Car Céreq). For more information.
Visiting professorship at INETOP/CNAM, Paris
Professor Rachel Mulvey will be in Paris all this month, working at INETOP/CNAM - France's national institute for the study of work and career. Rachel is no stranger to CNAM, having taught in 2015 on the ECADOC summer school which brought together doctoral students from across the globe, all doing research on career. She returned last year as examiner on a PhD jury and is both honoured and delighted to be invited back, this time as visiting professor.
In addition to its research and scholarly work, the institute offers Masters programmes in both occupational and career psychology. Rachel will be running workshops on qualitative methods for these students who are now in their dissertation semester - and for doctoral candidates too. She is contributing to European research on 'decent work' led by Valérie Cohen-Scali and Jean-Luc Bernaud. This elaborates themes considered at the UNESCO conference on life design and decent work.Rachel will present findings from the two CEDEFOP studies to colleagues at the institute, showcasing the findings by the French country team (which she led) set in the context of the wider study undertaken with IER colleagues Jenny Bimrose, Alan Brown and Sally-Anne Barnes.