Changing Employment Project Open Day

The third year Project Open Day which took place on Monday 23 November 2015 in University of Strathclyde was a great success. In addition to a number of university staff and students from the departments of HRM, International Public Policy Institute and Journalism at Strathclyde, the event, which drew an audience of more than 60 people also included participants from a wide range of external social and commercial partners including the ILO (Geneva), CAIRDE teo (Armagh City), Glasgow university and Common Weal, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The presentations covered both the individual doctoral work from our early stage researchers (ESRs)  and their thematic team work led by experienced researchers (ERs). Using both conventional presentations and the medium of film, the work considered the changing character of employment in Europe from the perspectives of employees and employer social partners; migration and new communities; working life including employee well being.

The event kicked off with an introduction to the work of the Changing Employment project by Professor Paul Stewart, the network coordinator (University of Strathclyde).

Theme 1 - Management & Employees
ESRs Mona Aranea (University of Oviedo) and Dragos Adascalitei (CEU, Budpaest) from Theme 1 started the proceedings with a display and presentation of their work using posters

Theme 3 - Employee wellbeing and work life quality
The ER from Theme 3, Dr Julia Kubisa (Uinversity Gothenburg) outlined the work of the theme 3's book project which is based upon the joint theme research "Job Quality in the Era of Flexibility".  This was followed by presentations of the cases to be included within the book from ESRs 

  • Pille Strauss-Raats (University of Gothenburg) ”Social relationships in a fragmented workplace: case studies of integration of temporary agency workers in Poland and Sweden”
  • Pedro Mendonca (University of Strathclyde) "Job Quality in Supply Chains: the case of the Scottish Spirits Industry"
  • Laurens Deprez (University of Evry) "Agile software development and team autonomy in the IT sector"

There was a short intermission to allow participants to view the ESR posters which were displayed around the room.  The posters can be viewed in our online image gallery.

Theme 2 - Inclusion & Exclusion
ER from Theme 2, Dr Olena Fedyuk introduced the five documentary films which the Theme 2 ESRs produced during a film training school in Budapest during 2015 [summary document].  The film directed by Karima Aziz (London Metropolitan University) 'A women's Forum: collective agency through the voices of Polich migrants is available to watch on YouTube.  The films by the other theme ESRs will be available soon:

  • Ben Egan (K U Leuven University) - Separate Together
  • Mateusz Karolak (University of Wroclaw) - Flower of Europe
  • Radoslaw Polkowski (University of Strathclyde) - Our Kingdom
  • Nina Sahraoui (London Metropolitan University) - A labour of care

The event rounded off with a drinks reception.

Photographs from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

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Posted by ChangingEmployment on Thursday, 3 December 2015

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