You are warmly invited to attend this joint event with Anderson Strathern LLP,, being held within the Edinburgh offices of Anderson Strathern by kind consent of Robert Carr, chairman, and his partners.
Speaker: Professor Patricia Findlay, University of Strathclyde.
Chair: Robert Carr, Chairman, Anderson Strathern LLP and RSA Fellow.
The purpose of the event is to examine the potential, challenges and prospects for fair work in Scotland and its implications for a broad constituency of stakeholders. The Fair Work Convention recently defined Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment, and respect, that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, and that can generate benefits for individuals, organisations, and society.
Guests are welcome.
ACCESS: Please advise any access needs so that appropriate help may be offered. Anderson Strathern’s offices are wheelchair accessible. Parking in Rutland Square is chargeable up until 18:30. Buses run nearby into Shandwick Place, as does the Edinburgh Tram Service.
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Location: Anderson Strathern LLP, 1 Rutland Court, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY
Professor Patricia Findlay LLb, BA, DPhil (Oxon)
Patricia Findlay is a member of, and Academic Advisor to, the Fair Work Convention. As Professor of Work and Employment Relations and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) at the University of Strathclyde, she leads a diverse group of academic and doctoral researchers on work and employment, focussing particularly on job quality, skills and learning, equality and inclusion, and workplace governance. Patricia leads the Innovating Works initiative that aims to understand and support workplace innovation within a mutual gains framework; under the umbrella of Innovating Works she currently leads a programme of research and knowledge exchange on harnessing research and networks to drive Fair, Innovative and Transformative Work (FITwork) in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and the Scottish Funding Council.
Patricia is a member of the Scotland Can Do Innovation Forum; a member of the ESRC Peer Review College; a member of the Carnegie Trust reviewers panel; a long-standing member of Employment Tribunals Scotland; an Editorial Board member of the Industrial Relations Journal; a member of the Scottish Living Wage Campaign Steering Group; and a member of the Oxfam Decent Work project Steering Group. She was previously a member of the Scottish Government Working Together Review of Progressive Workplace Practice; Chair of the Commission on Research and Analysis for the Scottish Government’s Women’s Employment Summit, a member of the Oxfam Humankind Index Steering Group; and an Editorial Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society. Patricia joined Strathclyde in 2010 to lead SCER after more than two decades as an academic at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is funded by a wide range of sources: research councils, governments, public bodies and agencies, employers, unions, and third sector organisations.
Some relevant publications
Fair Work Convention, Fair Work Framework 2016.
Findlay, P., Chalmers, D., Lindsay, C., Matthews, R., MacBryde, J., Pascoe-Deslauriers, R. and Wilson, J. (2015) 'Innovating Works ... Workplace Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland’, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
Findlay, P., Commander, J., Lindsay, C., Keep, E. & Wilde, S. (2014) ‘Work, Employment, Skills and Training: Where Next for Scotland?’ Oxford: SKOPE.
Findlay, P., Kalleberg, A. L. and Warhurst, C. (2013) The challenge of job quality, Human Relations, 66:4, 441-453.
Warhurst, C., Carre, F., Findlay, P. and Tilly, C. (eds) (2012) Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Palgrave Macmillan: London.
Warhurst, C. and Findlay, P. (2012) ‘More effective skills utilisation: shifting the terrain of skills policy in Scotland’. SKOPE Research Paper No. 107, January 2012.
Findlay, P. Warhurst, C. and Commander, J. (2011) The Role of Trade Unions in Effective Skills Utilisation: Three Scottish Case Studies, Glasgow: Scottish Union Learning/Scottish Trades Union Congress.