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WA North Metro Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 02 Jun 2020
Time 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Venue: Building 34 - Room
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

WA North Metro Network Forum

WA North Metro Network Forum

Check-in open:   5:30pm 
Session Start:   6:00pm 
Session Finish:     7:30pm

Making sense of the gig economy: Lessons for HR Managers

In this session Tom Barratt will present his research on the emerging gig economy, with a focus on food delivery couriers and consumer understandings of this new form of work. Drawing on interviews with workers and a survey of consumers this event seeks to help make sense of this complex and constantly changing real and digital ecosystem.

Highlighting how both the organisation and operation of these firms is different from 'traditional' direct models of employment, Tom shows how this is changing the HR landscape both for 'gig' and 'non-gig' firms. Further, in showing some of the social implications this form of work is already having in Australia, he shows how consumers can and are shaping employment and HRM practices.

Target Audience

This forum is suitable for HR professionals, specifically in the roles of:
 - Remuneration and Benefits
 - Diversity and Inclusion
 - Workforce planning
 - HR Systems
 - Recruitment and Employment Law

Speaker: Dr Tom Barratt, Lecturer - School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University

Tom has been with ECU since 2018. His teaching focuses on employment relations and business negotiation. He is a labour geographer who draws from employment relations and economic geography to consider how economic activity, and work in particular, is arranged across space. His research interest focus on the emerging gig economy, regional development and global production systems. His research has featured in the New York Times, Channel News Asia as well as a number of Australian outlets.

Venue Instructions

A map of the campus is available by clicking on this Link.  
Please park at car park 6 and register at Building 34.


You will receive an automatic email and receipt to confirm your registration.

Registration closes Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 4:30pm

Enquiries: email the AHRI CPD Events Team or phone 03 9918 9243

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2/06/2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Building 34 - Room Edith Cowan University 270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup, WA 6027
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