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22 October - 13 November
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The appeal of hybrid working

What’s on offer?

A 90-minute online webinar on hybrid working, that seems to be an integral part of the new normal as Covid-19 pandemic subsides. Academics from the University of Leicester and Kings College London present research on homeworking during the pandemic, with representative from the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) commenting on the findings and their implications. It concludes with a chance for comment and questions from participants.

What’s it about?

This event focusses on what appeals to employees about homeworking, what the preferences for varying degrees appear to be, the factors that explain variation in this, and how these are based on employees experiences of working at home during and after Covid-19 lockdowns. We will also consider the downsides of hybrid working for workers and employers and the role of health & safety law and managerial policies towards well-being. The talks will be underpinned by research based on a study of university personnel undertaken at the University of Leicester and research at King's College on London workers.  Participants will benefit from hearing timely and robust research and the views of two key stakeholders and other participants.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Stephen Wood, Professor of Management at the University of Leicester Business School and Professor Michael Clinton, Professor of Work Psychology and Head of the Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Group, King's Business School, King's College London.  Discussants from the TUC and CIPD will be on the panel, Chaired by Professor Elizabeth Hurren, Professor of Modern History at the University of Leicester.

Open to

Anyone is welcome to attend the event

Of particular interest to

This event will be of particular interest to human resource managers, medical and health practitioners, health and safety staff and representatives, trade unionists, and urban planners, and individual hybrid workers, and especially to those concerned with the impact of hybrid working on employees’ wellbeing and health, and on city centres and travel.