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Rob Briner appointed Honorary Fellow by Institute for Employment Studies

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Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, has been awarded the title Honorary Fellow by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

Rob is one of seventy-two individuals elected to this prestigious Fellowship which brings together those at the forefront of employment issues, including organisational, trade union and HR leaders, thinkers, policy-makers and commentators.

Lord Ian Blair, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, gave a talk entitled ‘Leadership and Trust: The significance of values’ at the launch event last month.

This new initiative is designed to encourage greater collaboration, and act as a platform for wider debate.

Professor Rob Briner said:

“The Institute for Employment Studies is one of the few research centres in the UK that has, over many decades, supported evidence-based practice in several areas including policy-making, HR and management.  It has an impressive track record in conducting systematic reviews of the evidence around practical questions commissioned by a wide range of bodies as well as conducting high quality primary research.  I am delighted to be appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.”

The list of Fellows includes those who have made a personal contribution to sustainable improvements in employment policy and HR management, some through thought leadership, and others through being leading-edge workplace practitioners or experts.

IES Honorary Fellows have been invited to support the IES mission to bring about sustainable improvement in employment policy and human resource management. The Institute achieves its mission through increasing the understanding and improving the practice of decision makers.  Fellows will also help to shape the agenda by offering views or advice on research topics and work with employers.

See the full list of IES Honorary Fellows.

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