This related project, funded by the UKRI- Higher Education Innovation Fund, explores whether and how digital platforms can be used as a rapid intervention to re-skill healthcare workers in emergencies.
Driven by an unexpected transition into virtual working worldwide as a result of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, in this paper, we examine the extent to which existing knowledge from the literature on virtual teams (VTs) spanning two decades can be used to inform how leadership can be [...]
The article argues that job retention should be a central aim and practice of human resource management (HRM). Set against the global COVID-19 crisis, theoretical insights are drawn from strategic HRM planning and the economics of ‘labour hoarding’ to consider the potential benefits of workforce furloughing. Furlough has been [...]
This provocation argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep labour market inequalities. Partially underpinning these inequalities are human resource management (HRM) theories and practices which encourage and legitimise the commodification of labour. Workers whose jobs have been commodified have suffered disproportionately during the pandemic. While HRM is not [...]
This article provides an exploration of the literature concerning the impacts of digitization and the fourth industrial revolution on the world of work, informed by the experiences of Covid-19 and focusing on the gendered implications. Key threats and opportunities are identified in projections for declining and emerging occupations, considering [...]