Supply chain – Effective HR practices: CIPD Workshop

This workshop is being run in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Tragedies can happen when organisations do not take adequate responsibility for what happens further down the supply chain. However, this is easier said than done. Professor Pauline Dibben and her team have carried out a lot of research in South Africa and Brazil to find out how (and whether) companies are checking on their supply chains. Their research has resulted in a diagnostic tool that companies can use to improve their supply chain and HR practices.

About the event

What should I do to make sure that workers are managed well down my supply chain?

In this interactive session, Pauline will explore the implications for organisations if they do not keep aware of what is happening in their supply chain, and suggest solutions through demonstrating the new ‘SCA-Emp’ toolkit, that is available to organisations for free.


  • 6.00pm-6.30pm: Refreshments
  • 6.30pm-9pm: Interactive workshop including small group discussion, trying out the toolkit, Q&A.

NB: Please aim to bring your own laptop/tablet with you to this event.


Professor Pauline Dibben and colleagues, Sheffield University Management School

Pauline is Professor of Employment Relations at Sheffield University Management School. She has carried out research in UK, Africa and Brazil, including research in HR and Employment Relations. Pauline has a BSc(hons), PGCertHE, MSc, PhD, and is Academic Fellow of the CIPD.

Pauline’s recent project (SCA-Emp) was funded by the ESRC (UK Government research council) and covers supply chains, accounting and HR in South Africa and Brazil.

More details about the international project team can be found on the project website:

Event Details

When: February 28, 2017 at 6:00pm—9:00pm

Where: Sheffield University Management School Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Alumni, Business,Student

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