Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators

Two reports named Shaping the Agenda 1 and 2 were officially launched on Monday 10th October 2016 in Maynooth University Ireland. The research team is from the Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group (KIWMRG), with this particular research project led by Dr Deirdre Curran (NUIG) and commissioned by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII), the professional association for mediators in Ireland. The research identified the competencies, skills and behaviours of workplace mediators through an extensive literature review (and reported in the report entitled: Shaping the Agenda 1: Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators), and highlighted the implications for the development of workplace mediation in Ireland (published in the report: Shaping Continue reading here [...]

Portrayal of Skilled Migrants – Recent Publication

Check out my recent publication, with two great colleagues: Crowley-Henry, M., O Connor, E. and Al Ariss, A. (2016) “Portrayal of Skilled Migrants’ Careers in Business and Management Studies: A Review of the Literature and Future Research Agenda”. European Management Review, DOI: 10.1002/emre.12072. Abstract A systematic literature review in business and management studies was conducted, which paints a portrait of the existing literature on skilled migrants’ host country career experiences. Core themes arising from this review are presented, including labeling inconsistency concerning the population (with researchers using terminology such as‘skilled migrants,’ ‘immigrant professionals’ and ‘qualified immigrants’ interchangeably); the need for including skilled migrant Continue reading here [...]

Recent Publication

A chapter I co-wrote with my PhD student, Ciarán McFadden, currently on a Fulbright Irish Student Award in the Williams Institute, UCLA, USA, is now available online: http://tinyurl.com/hlr8v7e.  The full reference details are: McFadden, C., and Crowley-Henry, M. (2016). “A Systematic Literature Review on Trans* Careers and Workplace Experiences”.  In: Koellen, T. (Ed.) Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations. New York: Springer. Abstract This chapter presents a systematic review conducted on the academic literature related to the careers and workplace experiences of the trans* population (including but not limited to: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer). Primarily situated in the career theory, human resources, and general business management disciplines, Continue reading here [...]

Irish Academy of Management Conference 2015

The 2015 Irish Academy of Management conference takes place on the campus of NUI Galway on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September, preceded by a doctoral/PhD colloquium on Wednesday 2nd September.

The 2015 IAM conference theme is ‘Towards Socially Responsible Management?’ which will examine key issues and debates regarding the future of management in its broadest sense using a multi-stakeholder approach. The keynote plenary sessions will focus on the future of management education and research.

Check out http://iamireland.ie/annual-conference/2015-annual-conference-nuigalway.html  for more information.

Do Acadmic Results Matter?

In the aftermath of the #LeavingCertResults and impending #CAO offers, students take heed: academic qualifications are not everything. EY is to remove the academic qualifications filter in its graduate and school-leaver recruitment programmes, thereby improving chances for a more diverse workforce in the future. In the UK, EY has decided to remove academic qualifications from its application filter for graduate and school leaver programmes from 2016. After extensive research, EY found that attaining good academic results at third level does not necessarily mean success at the firm. EY wants to recruit the very best talent, and recognizes that they have a better chance to attain this by broadening access to the profession. They acknowledge that there are lots of different skills and talents Continue reading here [...]

16th International Conference on Human Resource Development and Practice Across Europe

The 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development and Practice across Europe takes place in University College Cork (Ireland) from 3rd-5th June 2015. With ca. 350 attendees from all over the world, blended from practitioners and academics in the area of human resource development, the conference is a huge success.  Professor Sandra Robinson (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) gave a keynote presentation on 3rd June looking at the role of trust in HRD, sharing very interesting research, including that, sometimes, too much trust can have negative outcomes (such as reduced performance in teams or reduced negotiated outcomes for individuals), which she calls 'the dark side' of trust. Professor Michael Morley (University of Limerick, Ireland) gave a keynote presentation Continue reading here [...]

1st International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation

Greetings from the prestigious Toulouse Business School (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA accredited), which is hosting the 1st international conference on self-initiated expatriation (28-29 May 2015). With ca. 50 participants representing institutions as far away as Massey University New Zealand and the key academics in this growing field, the inaugural conference is a huge success. Self-initiated expatriation is a phenomenon which has been receiving increasing academic attention in international management and international human resource management literature in the past decade. It highlights the fact that most international mobility is self initiated as opposed to sponsored by organizations, and that much research remains to be done in this area, unpacking the motivations, experiences and challenges Continue reading here [...]

Seminar by Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen, Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Cluster, Maynooth University

Maynooth University Visiting Professor of Geography, Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen, will be giving a special seminar about her research this Wednesday 25th March at 4pm in the NIRSA/NCG Seminar Room, Maynooth University north campus. All are welcome! ”Try not to recall -- forget, that is the only way you will survive here”: Practices of institutional care & transcultural emotional ties among unaccompanied refugee minors  Unaccompanied refugee youth must confront the gap between institutional care (government agencies and NGOs) and their own existential subjectivities which include a complex of transcultural emotional ties, whether real or imagined. Recent changes to Finnish national immigration law has meant that family reunification is now almost impossible for minors; many unaccompanied Continue reading here [...]

Prof Anja Weiss meeting with Maynooth University Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Research Cluster

Prof Anja Weiss (https://www.uni-due.de/soziologie/weiss.php) is visiting Maynooth University (as part of the ‘New Deals’ research project) on Tuesday 24th February and will meet with the Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora Research Cluster (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/research/research-themes/people-place-and-environment) from 10:30-11:30 (venue: NIRSA seminar room, 2nd floor, Iontas Building). 
Her work is wide-ranging, but key areas of interest include skilled migration, (transnational) approaches to social inequalities, and the glocalisation of medical knowledge.

Publishing Pressures & the Job Demands-Resources Model… Demands Overload/Resources Shortfall in Academia

Some musings while I am working on a paper involving the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model... Discussions in academic institutions, at least among peers at the lower-to-mid hierarchical levels, centre on the increasing academic workloads - growing class sizes, burgeoning administrative duties - facing academics. Meanwhile, pressure (self-imposed and/or institutionally required) to consistently publish quality research in good quality journals is mounting higher and higher. Indeed, when it comes to promotion panels, generally more kudos is given to your publication record than to any other task performed. What is generally meant by 'good quality journals' are those that are ranked 3 or 4 star in the ABS peer journal ranking (for Business academics at least). For the non-academic readers, Continue reading here [...]