Knowsley Chamber and The University of Liverpool with the HRM Professional Interest Network will be hosting a panel event discussion reflecting the HR lessons learnt during the pandemic.
We have already completed a small pilot study thanks to the support of a handful of Knowsley HR Forum members, and this event will build on those findings and discuss the issues, experiences, and how we can learn and move forward.
The event is being hosted by The University of Liverpool…
The University of Liverpool Management School is pleased to re-launch the Human Resources Management Professional Interest Network with an expert panel discussion on employee wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the early stages of the pandemic, Dr Mariella Miraglia and Dr Huadong Yang (both senior lecturers at the University of Liverpool Management School) initiated a project to explore how Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) changed their HRM policies and practices to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to examine the effects and implications of these changes on employee wellbeing. In co-operation with Knowsley Chamber and the Knowsley HR Forum, they conducted a pilot study by interviewing six SME managing directors and surveying about 30 employees.
The findings from this pilot study revealed:
1) SMEs were flexible and innovative in making HR-related changes
2) Flexible working practices were adopted by mostly SMEs, they worked effectively as perceived by the SME managing directors or HR managers and they are now listed on the HR agenda
3) Employee making sense of the changes is especially meaningful to their wellbeing
As we await the roll-out of a mass vaccination programme, the pandemic continues to greatly impact both our personal and professional lives. It is more important than ever for companies and businesses to think about employee wellbeing and implement changes to ensure productively and efficiency in the long term.
During this online event Dr Mariella Miraglia and Dr Huadong Yang will present their research and findings on the topic which will be followed by an interactive panel discussion.
Joining the panel will be:
Phil McCabe (panel Chair) – Development Manager at the Federation of Small Businesses Merseyside and Cheshire
Sarah Magnier-Ashton – Head of Culture & CSR at Vaultex UK
Neil Roscoe – Business Development Manager at the Knowsley Chamber of Commerce
The event will be streamed via Zoom. Registered guests will receive details of the event via Eventbrite and the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.