professionals gathering for the NHS Employers Conference next week (4-6
Nov) will learn from Aston Business School how to shape effective work
Professor Michael West, Research Director and Professor of
Organisational Psychology at the School will deliver a master class as
part of the Conference's focus on fundamentals. He said: "Having an
effective HR strategy is important, but developing culture and values
are essential for longer term workplace effectiveness."
Entitled 'Good HR is good business' the session is based on recent
research and will enable delegates to apply the knowledge base of
successful interventions to their own workplace and implement effective
Research conducted by the school found that for HR to be truly
effective, it must be more than just a set of strategies and practices.
Professor West said: "Good HR is good business will include
practical tips and research evidence to validate its approaches. It
will draw on lessons from a range of sectors and the experience of
Aston Business School's considerable work with healthcare
Aston Business School has a long history of working in healthcare
and is home to the Institute of Health Services Effectiveness (IHSE).
The institute studies how healthcare can best be delivered by effective
workforce organisation and management of staff. Members of IHSE have a
strong publication record, including many papers either specific to
healthcare, or based on research conducted in healthcare settings. Its
findings are promoted to the wider healthcare community.