Published: 26 March 2014 at 11:41
European experts take part in Anglia Ruskin workshop to discuss new working practices
Anglia Ruskin University is taking part in a cross-European project to investigate strategies for work reorganisation that provide enhanced flexibility for employers while also maximising security for workers.
Flexibility for employers refers to work organisation, working time, salary levels and structures, geographical mobility and employment levels.
Security-enhancing solutions for workers include flexi-time, telecommuting and virtual teams, reduced hours, sabbaticals for re-training, temporary assignments in other organisations and income support during temporary layoffs.
Featuring academics and industry experts from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Italy and Spain, Anglia Ruskin is hosting an international workshop to discuss these issues on its Cambridge campus on Tuesday, 1 April.
Dr Kenneth Dubin, Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, said:
Researchers will analyse innovative, bargained solutions that balance flexibility and worker welfare. The potential solutions will then be debated with employer associations, unions and employers in order to gauge their suitability across different nations, sectors and firms.The workshop on 1 April, entitled “Going Up the High Road. Rethinking the role of social dialogue to link welfare and competitiveness” is free to attend.