Human Resources, Work and Employment research group (HRWE)
The Human Resources, Work and Employment (HRWE) research group undertakes research oriented towards human resource management and employment, from a critical perspective.
Group members conduct research with organisations and individuals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors within five specialist areas:
- equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
- HR and work
- employment relations
- labour markets
- pedagogical research.
Human Resources, Work and Employment blog
Dr Jenna Pandeli, Dr Chloe Tarrabain and Dr Mahwish Khan In this blog, we draw upon our own research that explored the experiences of new mothers on maternity leave during the pandemic. We unravel the immense layers of unpaid work that mothers undertake and define this as ‘invisible work’. Our work aids understanding of the … Continue reading "Invisible Work on Maternity Leave: How the Covid Pandemic intensified and exposed the unpaid work of Mothers"
Hazel Conley and Paula Koskinen Sandberg have co-edited a new International Handbook on Gender and Employment in the Public Sector, published by Edward Elgar in their International Handbooks on Gender series. This blog is based on the introductory chapter of the handbook. Professor Hazel Conley would like to introduce her latest publication, at the … Continue reading "Handbook Launch: Gender and Employment in the Public Sector"
Stress in students is well-documented in the literature as having negative effects on cognitive, emotional and physical health. We’re all aware of the great stress most of our students are under, juggling paid work with university work, the ever-rising cost of living, negotiating personal relationships and trying to carve out time for a social life. … Continue reading "Studying at Soft Play: Giving Student Parents in HE a Voice"
Dr Vanda Papafilippou & Miss Lucy Downes The neurodiversity paradigm views neurodiversity as natural variations in human cognition that should be equally valued and celebrated (Chapman, 2022) thus challenging earlier research (and practice) that tended to take a deficit perspective and referred to ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, etc. as disorders that needed to be ‘treated’ … Continue reading "Exploring the experience of neurodivergent engineers in the workplace: Re-crafting engineering?"
Written by Prof. Sue Durbin. Blog post originally posted by the Royal Aeronautical Society Today is International Women’s day (IWD) a global celebration and recognition of women’s achievements. It is also a time to reflect upon the challenges for women and the interesting and diverse ways in which these are being addressed, through a range … Continue reading "Celebrating International Women’s Day: the alta mentoring platform"
Dr Stefano Gasparri The effect of digitalization Digitalization has become the ‘buzzword’ that captures all aspects of technological change associated with the increasing use of digital technology in organizational and productive processes, especially after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the diffusion of remote work that followed. The business case seems straightforward: Digitalization drives … Continue reading "Can industrial relations and trade unions be ‘smart’ in the digital world of work? Insights from three cases: Industry 4.0, e-commerce, and digital platforms in Italy"
Please note, this article discusses topics of suicide and discrimination and may be distressing or triggering for some. Links for support on topics that are discussed in this article can be found at the bottom of this page. Sara Fanti As an international PhD student researching pay gaps, gender, and sexual orientation in the context … Continue reading "Researching equality, diversity, and inclusion in Italy: why are transsexual individuals not included in the ‘equality debate’?"
Dr John Neugebauer, Visiting Fellow, Bristol Business School How often do we step back to think critically and analytically about the issue of graduate employability? Here are some personal thoughts, based on my own experience in senior management in human resources, as an academic who has also been involved in higher education (HE) Knowledge Exchange, … Continue reading "Graduate Employability – Doing Enough?"
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