Voice and Value 2013

Friday 22 March 2013, 9.30am-4.20pm
Vera Anstey Room, Old Building

Employee voice in difficult times

Voice and Value conferences, which are organised jointly by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the London School of Economics (LSE) bring together leading academics and practitioners to debate how organisations get value from the range of mechanisms that can enable a constructive dialogue to take place between management and employees.

Conference Organisers - Mike Emmott (CIPD) and Paul Gollan (LSE & Macquarie University. If you have any questions, please contact Abi Titley, Projects and Events Administrator, a.titley@lse.ac.uk|.


09 30  Reception and coffee

First stage – Overview and policy agenda
Chair: Dr Sandy Pepper (Director of MSc Management and HRM, LSE)

10.00  Welcome and Opening remarks (Sandy Pepper)
10.10  Where is employee voice going?  EU and UK perspectives (Lord Monks, former ETUC general secretary)
10.50  What does WERS 2011 tell us about employee voice? (Brigid Van Wanrooy, Project leader, Acas) 

11.20  Coffee 

Second stage – State of play on research
Chair:  Professor Paul Gollan (Visiting Professor of Management LSE)

11.40  Changing patterns of employee involvement since the GFC (Mick Marchington, Emeritus Professor at Manchester Business School)
12.00  Brand and behaviour – a new perspective on voice (Martin Reddington, formerly Global Programme Director, HR Transformation, at Cable & Wireless)
12.20  Making New Sense of Organizational Trust and Repeated Transgressions in RBS (Graeme Martin, Professor of Management, University of Dundee and Dr Sabina Siebert, Lecturer in OB, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow)
12.40  Q and A

13.00 Buffet lunch

Third stage – Practice and processes
Chair: Mike Emmott (Adviser Employee Relations, CIPD)

13.50  Social media as driver of workplace democracy (Bill Parsons, Executive Vice President HR, ARM Holdings)
14.10  Employee voice in the railway sector (Andy Bindon, HR Director, Southeastern Railways)
14.40  The impact of social media on voice (Michael Silverman, ex-Unilever and IES)
15.00 Question and Answer session

15.10  Tea

Fourth stage – the Great Debate
Chair: Professor Stephen J Perkins, Dean of London Metropolitan Business School

15.20 Panel –  What levers do managers have to release employee voice? 
• Willy Coupar (formerly director of the IPA)
• Sarah Veale (Head, Equality and Employment Rights Department, TUC)
• Joe Dromey (Head of Policy and Research, IPA)

16.20 Close