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Policy Conference: Flexible working: Time for a Reflection?

This event took place on the 23rd of May 2017  in London

Event description

There was a launch of the final report from the project, alongside three round table discussions focusing on some of the key areas surrounding flexible working and its outcomes.


Opening speech by Sarah Jackson (Chief Executive of Working Families)

Presentation of the findings of the WAF project

  • Presentation by Heejung Chung (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Kent & PI of the WAF project)
  • Discussion by Lonnie Golden (Professor of Economics and Labor Studies, Penn State University)
  • Discussion by Matthew Creagh (Policy Officer, Trade Union Congress)
  • Discussion by Paola Panzeri (Policy Officer, COFACE)

Roundtable discussion: Flexible working and outcomes – making flexible work work for workers and companies

  • Clare Kelliher (Professor of Work and Organisational Studies, Cranfield Business school)
  • Jennifer Swanberg (Professor of Social Work, University of Maryland)
  • Patrick Woodman (Head of Research, CMI )
  • Rebekkah Smith (Senior Adviser, Business Europe)

Roundtable discussion: Enabling a better access to flexible working

  • Laura Den Dulk – Dutch Case (Associate Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Yvonne Lott – German case (Senior Researcher, Hans Boeckler Stiftung)
  • Jonathan Swan (Policy and Research Officer, Working Families)
  • Gillian Nissim (Founder, Workingmums.co.uk)

Roundtable discussion: Flexible working and the future of work

  • Jon Messenger (Lead for Working Conditions Group, ILO)
  • Oscar Vargas (Research Officer, Eurofound)
  • Jana Javornik (Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business)