Winners of Hr NETWORK’s Outstanding Contribution to Scottish HR Award for 2018, the University of Strathclyde Business School, are offering HR professionals the opportunity to attend their Engage Event and join in the discussion about Human Resource Management – Then and Now, and to learn about the future of HR and workplace innovation as Strathclyde Business School (SBS) celebrates 70 years of educating the HR profession in Scotland and beyond.  The event will be split into two sessions. Delegates can choose to attend the morning, afternoon or both sessions when registering.

Taking place on Friday 3rd May 2019 at Strathclyde Business School, the morning session will have registration at 9:30 for a 10:00 start, and will end with lunch at 12:45.  The aim of the morning is to reflect on the experiences of a number of alumni during their time at Strathclyde and in their subsequent careers. It will feature a panel discussion with a range of HR professionals who graduated from the undergraduate and postgraduate HR programmes at Strathclyde.  These HR professionals encompass alumni from the 1980s through to the 2010s and have a wide array of experiences in a variety of organisational contexts.  The Panel members will be Jackie Anderson, Forth Ports plc; Kulwinder Bhumbra, Diamond Power Speciality; Chris Gilsenan, The Edrington Group; Katherine Jans, Aberdeen Standard; Craig Martin, Glasgow Airport; and John Stewart, SSE plc. The Panel will be Chaired by SBS Business Fellow, Jo Chisholm, Weir Group.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will be the keynote speaker for the morning session

The afternoon session will have registration and lunch at 12:45 for a 13:30 start, and will close at 16:00.  This session will focus on the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER)’s research on how HR and workplace practices that support innovation can help to transform business performance.  Professor Colin Lindsay will discuss SCER’s recent research with 35 Scottish companies, surveying more than 1,500 employees on opportunities and challenges around workplace innovation.  An interactive workshop will challenge HR and business leaders to reflect on how their workplace supports employees to innovate.  The SCER team will also be launching a major new research project on Employee Engagement and Workplace Innovation.  This project has recently received £1 million in grant funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, and will play a key role in informing business practice on employee engagement and innovation over the next three years.

Jamie Cumming of the Weir Group will be the afternoon keynote speaker, sharing insights on Weir’s current and future projects to support their people to drive innovation.

Key details:

Engage Event: Celebrating 70 Years of Developing the HR Profession at Strathclyde Business School
Friday, 3rd May 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Registration from 9:30am
Venue: Strathclyde Business School

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