The University of Bath is holding an event in London 1 August exploring the future of work, employment patterns and debating whether “jobs” as we know them will continue to exist?

The world of work is changing: globalisation, technology, political and economic disruptions are creating a complex and unstable environment. The concept of “a job for life” has been outmoded for some time and it is uncertain whether in the future “jobs” as we know them will exist at all. At the same time, the boundaries of the organisation are changing to include external human capital with the potential to deliver significant value. 

How to join the conversation:

A panel of experts, moderated by Dean, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, would love to hear your views on these very important issues. Places are limited and registration is essential. To reserve your place, please email e.liquete.cotera@bath.ac.uk by 28 July 2017.

Event details:

When: 1 August 2017 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM followed by a networking cocktail
Where: University of Bath in London, 83 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5ES 

About the panellists:

Peter Cheese is the CIPD’s chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the Business School and a University Vice President, whose research focuses on the link between business strategy, HR strategy and change management. A renowned research, operating internationally, she is a member of the UK Government’s Task Force on Employee Engagement.

Juani Swart, Professor in Human Capital Management, specializes in knowledge management and the management of knowledge workers. Director of the Work and Employment research Centre (WERC) which has expertise in knowledge, change and leadership, her current research aims to understand the transfer of human capital into intellectual capital, thereby linking the intellectual capital, HRM and performance debates.

David Cross, doctoral researcher, focusses on independent consultants - knowledge workers who freelance for a variety of clients across a range of fields. David is a member of the Future of Work Research Centre at the University of Bath and the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE).