Students studying on the MA HRM and PG DIP HRM were treated to a fascinating guest talk delivered by Visiting Professor Mark Beatson.
Students studying on MA Human Resource Management and PG Dip Human Resource Management courses were treated to a fascinating guest talk delivered by Visiting Professor Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Mark’s talk focused on the very topical issue of employee engagement. With his background in economics, Mark approached the topic from an evidence-based perspective. The talk was interesting, stimulating and rigorous and Mark supplied some very unique sets of data from recent research (by the CIPD and others), data which helps support the idea of a business case argument for employer interventions aimed at building employee engagement. The talk was followed by a question and answer session which opened up some interesting debates between students and the panel.