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ConsultIWP Business Series

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

ConsultIWP, the commercial arm of the Institute of Work Psychology, regularly hosts free business sessions, designed to help local businesses survive the economic downturn by providing them with valuable industry-leading insight and best practices.
The sessions, which are open to companies and organisations in all sectors and of all sizes, cover topical HR issues relevant in today’s challenging market conditions. Each session features top-class speakers and associates from the Univeristy of Sheffield Management School and the world-renowned Institute of Work Psychology who are at the cutting edge of developments in organizational and work psychology.

Why should you come along?

“From reflection will come even more effective action” – Peter Drucker

Our business sessions provide an excellent forum for stimulating discussion and sharing ideas and views as business leaders from across Yorkshire come together to share their own experiences.
You will walk away with a better understanding of ‘hot’ HR issues, and practical tools and ideas that you can use within your company. Excellent food and a chance to network and promote your own business with other local companies in a relaxed and informal environment help make these sessions the most talked-about networking events in Yorkshire.

Past attendees have their say:

“I thought you and your colleagues put on a great event and I have just booked for the next one!” Paul Kincell, Chartered Management Institute
“A good mix of theory Vs practice and an opportunity to implement theory-based practice back in the workplace”
Tanya Wright, South Yorkshire Police

Upcoming Free Events in 2009/2010

* Tuesday 3rd November 2009 – How to create successful and adaptable work teams
* Wednesday 2nd December 2009 – How to improve organisational performance through innovative supply chain management
* Tuesday 2nd February 2010 – Is unacceptable behaviour at work costing you and your employees?
* Tuesday 16th March 2010 – Job crafting – how to improve the quality of work by engaging employees
* Wednesday 19th May 2010 – How to engage with the challenges and opportunities of corporate social responsibility

These events are free but please do register in advance to secure your place. To register and for more information visit or contact 0114 222 3227.

Tackling undeclared work in the European Union

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Until now, national governments have found it difficult to know what policy approaches and measures are effective and appropriate when tackling undeclared work. There has been little systematic sharing of information on what works and what does not.

To resolve this, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions employed a team of researchers to begin to create a ‘knowledge hub’. Led by Professor Colin Williams of the School of Management, a review has been published of the effectiveness of the policy measures adopted in five countries – Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom (UK). Further countries will be included over time.

An overview report has also been produced on Tackling Undeclared Work in the European Union to provide a typology of the potential approaches and measures available against which the approaches currently adopted can be compared.

Management School professor to address EU Employment Ministers.

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Professor Colin Williams is to address the Ministers of Employment from all 27 EU nations at an Informal Meeting of the Employment Committee during March 2008. With greater priority being accorded to tackling undeclared work under the new Slovenian EU presidency, Professor Williams has been invited to give a presentation on the potential policy approaches and measures that EU nations might adopt to step up the fight against undeclared work.