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Reward at work strategies for Cambridge summit


Themes: Organisational behaviour

The venue at Downing College

A major conference around the future of reward at work is to be held in Cambridge at the end of September, organised by Cambridge Judge Business School and America’s leading HR professionals’ association, WorldatWork.

Titled ‘Future Reward: Strategies for a Hyper-competitive World’, the summit aims to attract broad interest with a guest-speaker programme that includes policy-makers, practitioners and academics.

Dr Jonathan Trevor, Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisations at the School, is delighted that the summit is coming to Cambridge to tackle the ‘thorny issues’ relating to pay and workplace reward.

He says the focus is on change, especially positive change for which there is no option.

“It is something we have to confront, embrace and move forward, treating it as an opportunity. We won’t do that by having separate, discrete conversations or by trying to grapple with it in our own way, [but] by actually coming together as a community of academics, practitioners and policy-makers and addressing these thorny issues.”

Dr Trevor is Co-Director of the Centre for International Human Resource Management. He is to chair the summit, and says the programme will extend far beyond the HR sector and is already raising interest across business, charity, policy-making and leadership sectors.

Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, and Gerard Lopez, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Genii, are among the acknowledged professionals who will be addressing plenary sessions.