Flexible working has always been a double-edged sword: bringing greater freedom for employees and employers, but also unexpected negative consequences for both.
As organisations continue to oscillate between returning to work, working from home and new hybrid patterns of working, what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future?
We’re delighted to announce our first online Fellows Forum with Professors Jill Rubery and Emma Banister.
Jill will draw upon her work on flexible working and flexible labour, highlighting some of the hidden costs and pitfalls of greater flexibility. Jill and Emma will further highlight the implications of COVID-19 on flexible working.
If you’re a CIPD Chartered Fellow or hold a senior HR role, join us for an opportunity to discuss these, and other challenges, in small group sessions to help develop your understanding and take your learning back to the workplace.
Jill Rubery is the Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School. She was previously Deputy Director of Alliance Manchester Business School and head of the People, Management and Organisation Division (2004- 2009). In 2006 she was elected a fellow of the British Academy and an emeritus fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.
Emma Banister joined Alliance Manchester Business School in November 2010 from Lancaster University Management School where she worked for seven years. Prior to this, she was a consumer behaviour lecturer in the Textiles Department, UMIST for three years. She has an MSc and PhD from UMIST (Manchester School of Management) where she was also a Research Assistant.