Voice and Value 2014

Friday 28 March 2014, 9.30am-4.20pm
Room 2.02, Clement House, LSE

Power, Influence, and Institutions

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 - Jonny Gifford (CIPD) and Paul Gollan (Macquarie University & LSE). If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Cloots, Projects Assistant, s.g.cloots@lse.ac.uk|.


09.30  Registration, coffee & tea

First stage – Overview and policy agenda
Chair: Professor Paul Gollan (Associate Dean (Research), Macquarie University and LSE)

10.00  Welcome and Opening remarks 
10.10  Employee voice and influence: a union perspective (Kay Carberry, Assistant General Secretary, TUC)                                                                                                                   10.40  Employee voice and influence: a current HR perspective (Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD) 

11.10  Coffee & tea

Second stage – State of play on research
Chair:  Professor Paul Gollan (Associate Dean (Research), Macquarie University and LSE)

11.30  Collective voice and job quality in the UK finance sector (Kim Hoque, Professor of HRM, Warwick Business School)
12.00  Social media and organisational democracy (Emma Parry, Reader in HRM, Cranfield School of Management)
12.30  Q & A

12.45 Lunch

13.30 The politics of employee voice (Andrew Timming, Reader in Management, University of St. Andrews)

Third stage – Practice and processes
Chair: Jonny Gifford (Research Adviser, CIPD)

14.00  Creating an employee involvement culture for a digital world (Max St. John, Managing Director, Nixon McInnes)
14.30  Involvement and performance through an employee engagement model (Kevin Croft, President, Healthcare People Management Association)
15.00 Q & A

15.15  Coffee & tea

Panel Discussion
Chair: Jonny Gifford (Research Adviser, CIPD)

15.35 What do today's employees want to influence and how should employers, trade unions and government adapt to support this?

• Andrea Broughton, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies • David Coats, Director, WorkMatters Consulting                                                             • Kevin Croft, President, Healthcare People Management Association                         • Tony Dundon, Professor of HRM and Employment Relations, National University of Ireland Galway

16.20 Close