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The Changing Contours of Fairness: Can We Match Individual and Organisational Perspectives?

25 Jan, 2018
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Date    25 January, 2018 (Thursday)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Room WLB 104, 1/F.,
Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University - Shaw Campus
34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

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Dr Wilson Wong
Head of Insight & Futures, CIPD


Seminar Content

Perceived unfairness in the employment relationship carries a cost.  The Level Playing Field Institute (2007) estimated that unfairness cost US employers US$64 billion annually. In the UK, The Fair Treatment at Work Report (2008) highlighted significant issues with pay; hours required to work and annual leave as sources of unfairness. More recently the BBC has been embroiled in inequality in gender-related pay.  Fairness as construct is slippery and contested. Given its importance to the health of the employment relationship, the CIPD and the Centre for Performance-led HR at Lancaster University explored and synthesised possible lenses applied in judgments about (un)fairness. This session explores the different lenses in that report and discusses some of the implications of this research.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Wilson Wong, Head of Insight & Futures, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)*

Dr. Wilson Wong leads the Institute futures and foresight capability.  A founding member of the World Future Society London Chapter, he has been involved in futures research since 2000. His most recent futures study was The Future of Talent in Singapore 2030 and is currently working on another country study. He also represents the UK on human capital metrics at ISO/TC260 (HR Standards) and is independent Chair of the Human Capital Standards Committee at the BSI. His career has spanned academia, corporate finance and national development policy. Wilson’s PhD in Economic Psychology (Behavioral Economics) was on opportunity recognition.  He’s on the Editorial Board of HRDQ and IJHRDPPR. A member of the International Association of Applied Psychology and an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, he was called to the Bar in 1990.

*The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. Founded more than 100 years ago, and constituted by Royal Charter, the CIPD is independent and not-for-profit.  It is the voice of a worldwide community of over 145,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.