Managing remote working staff as an SME in the 'new normal' - by Sheffield Innovation Programme

Dr Tony Bennett discusses innovative managing solutions for remote working staff

About the webinar

Please join us for the upcoming webinar to investigate innovative potential solutions for managing home working staff. Framed within a model of best practice for SMEs, we look at the key areas for effective team management of dispute resolution, employee wellbeing, employee engagement, online learning and leadership.

About the Speaker -

Dr. Tony Bennett

Tony was formerly a data engineer, then a manager, in the telecommunications sector before becoming a workforce development specialist at the TUC. He has spent the last 17 years in higher education and is currently a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. His key areas of research expertise include managing workplace conflict and the role and value of mediation, equality and diversity, employee development and trade unions, and the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace. He has published papers in the Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Relations Journal and Industrial Law Journal in addition to authoring works for Acas and Unionlearn. He is currently a visiting research fellow at the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. Tony is an accredited and practising mediator, fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an academic member of the CIPD. He is the co-author of the CIPD core text Managing Employment Relations (2020) with Richard Saundry and Ginny Fisher.

About Sheffield Innovation Programme

Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) is a regional initiative which aims to stimulate business growth and promote the development of long-term relationships with SMEs. This is achieved by providing access to a broad range of academic expertise and university facilities. The support is in the form of bespoke research and innovation-based consultancy, workshops, and other events.

SIP support is available to eligible businesses in the Sheffield City Region and the districts of Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales & North East Derbyshire.

Please note- this is a free webinar delivered by the Sheffield Innovation Programme for SME businesses within Sheffield City Region. Prioty of places are given to those who meet this criteria.

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