Middlesex University is hosting a one-day symposium on the professionalisation of human resource management. Backed by a two-year research project, jointly funded by the ESRC and Hong Kong RGC and supported by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this event will integrate academic and practitioner participants and examine the current state of HRM, including:
Confirmed speakers include Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, and Chris Brewster, professor of HRM at Reading University.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration & Refreshments (2nd Floor Mezzanine, College Building)
10:00 – 10:15 Opening Remarks (Anna Kyprianou: Dean of School)
10:15 – 11:30 Session 1: What does 'being professional' in HRM entail?
Keynote: Peter Cheese (CIPD)
Speaker: Dr Ian Roper
11:30 – 11:45 Break (2nd Floor Mezzanine)
11:45 – 13:00 Session 2: 'The courage to challenge'
Roger Kline: 'HR and the public interest'
Dr Sophie Gamwell: 'Evidence from the study'
Professor Clive Morton: 'HR ethics: a practitioner's perspective'
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (2nd Floor Mezzanine)
14:00 – 15:15 Session 3: Round table discussions parallel sessions:
Dr Sophie Gamwell: 'Does the 'sharing' or outsourcing of HRM undermine ethical HR practice?'
Dr Ian Roper: 'What bridges the gap? the key skills divide between the HR 'business partner' and the employee relations' specialist'
Dr Paul Higgins: 'Professionalisation or Socialisation: what type of profession is HRM?'
15:15 – 15:30 Break (2nd Floor Mezzanine)
15:30 – 16:45 Session 4: HR East and West
Speaker: Dr Paul Higgins: Comparing HR practice in Hong Kong and the UK
Keynote: Professor Chris Brewster
16:45 – 17:00 Commentary: Professor Nick Rumens
17:00 – 17:30 Summary of Day and Q&A
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks Reception (2nd Floor Mezzanine)
The event is completely FREE. To attend simply book through Eventbrite https://hrmconferencemdx.eventbrite.co.uk.