Developments in technology, changing demographics, increasing workforce diversity, greater global integration and increased competitive pressures for organizations are changing the nature of work, the workforce and work relations. These changes present new challenges in developing a suitable people strategy, as HR practitioners strive to maintain successful recruitment, high levels of employee engagement and retention of talent, in order to facilitate organisational performance , against the backdrop of changing customer requirements and expectations.

This interactive event is designed to help HR, L&D and Talent Professionals to understand and consider the challenges arising from the changing nature of work and working relationships and to explore ways in which these can be addressed. The event will draw on recent research examining the evidence for the changing nature of work and its impact on people management, as well as specific expertise and experience of faculty from the Changing World of Work group at Cranfield School of Management.

Topics which could be covered include:

* An overview of research relating to the future of work and its potential impact on people management

* The potential impact of artificial intelligence and automation on work and people management

* Benefiting from emerging technologies in managing people

* Successful implementation of flexible working practices

* Achieving workforce agility – matching the needs of the organisation and the employee

* The impact of workforce engagement, morale and well-being

* Changing workforce attitudes in multi-generational organisations

* How to future-proof your HR function 

Your hosts for the day: 

Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Changing World of Work Group. 

Clare Kelliher, Professor of Work and Organisation

Event Programme

9.00 - 9.30 Registration and refreshments
9.30 - 10.00 Welcome and delegate introduction
10.00 - 11.00 Emerging technologies and their impact on people management
Table discussion: challenges from technological advancement
11.00 - 11.15 Refreshments & Networking
11.15 - 12.15 Developing workforce agility
Table discussion: matching the needs of the organisation and employees
12.15 - 13.00 Lunch & networking
13.00 - 14.00 Implementing flexible working
Table discussion: how to implement flexible working effectively
14.00 - 14.15 Refreshments & Networking
14.15 - 15.30 Future proofing people management
Insights from recent Cranfield research on the evidence base for the future of work and its impact on the role of the HR function
Table discussion: your challenges - what else are we worried about?
15.30 - 16.00 Summary and Close


College Road, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL



How to register

Please complete the online registration form.