October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Farleys Solicitors, Manchester
196 Deansgate
M3 3WF
Sophie Henrys
0161 835 9513
Farleys HR Lunch:  Decent Work: Opportunities and Challenges @ Farleys Solicitors, Manchester

Join us for our next HR Lunch on Thursday 24 October in Manchester, where we will be looking the ever-evolving nature of work and the concept of “Decent Work”, which continues to challenge HR professionals on a daily basis.

This is an ideal event for experienced HR professionals that want to shape and influence the future of work. Join us over lunch to hear from an expert speaker, participate in a discussion, share best practice, and increase your knowledge and experience along the way, all whilst building up a supportive network of like minded peers.


What is “Decent Work”?

Decent Work continues to attract the attention of policy makers internationally, nationally and locally. But how does this filter down effectively into the workplace, and particularly for those responsible for people management?

Internationally, Decent Work has been a United Nations sustainability goal for two decades, and has attracted renewed attention with this year’s publication of the International Labour Organisation’s ‘Work for Brighter Future’ report. The UN define Decent Work as freely chosen and productive, allowing for social dialogue, ensuring human rights and offering a safety net of social protection.

In the UK the ‘Taylor Review’ of Good Work (2017) and the Carnegie Trust/RSA’s ‘Measuring Good Work’ (2018) reports have explored aspects of what Decent Work can mean in our national context and in Greater Manchester, the Mayor has recently launched a Good Employment Charter which seeks to improve the quality of work in the region.

Despite such policy moves, there are still grave concerns about how changes in the labour market are adversely affecting the working lives of many who are in precarious employment, such as the gig economy, for example.


About our speaker – Dr Fiona Christie

Dr Fiona Christie is a Senior Research Associate at the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre in the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She will provide a brief overview of the Decent Work policy landscape and share details of relevant research activities at the university.


Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Time: 12pm arrival and lunch, followed by roundtable discussion from 12.30pm. Approx close: 2.00pm.

Venue: Farleys Solicitors LLP, 2nd Floor, 196 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WF

Who should attend: Our HR Lunches are aimed at senior HR professionals, business owners and anyone responsible for on-the-ground management.