The shifting landscape of work and working lives

Applied Research Conference sponsors

The Applied Research Conference (ARC) is an annual meeting place for academic researchers and practitioners working in people management, employment policy and related fields. It holds a unique place in bringing together these two communities to hear about cutting edge research in HR and discuss how it can be applied in practice. ARC is an interdisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of aspects of people management, employment, learning and development and organisational development. In all research papers presented, we set out to discuss the practical application of insights to organisational life and labour markets.

This year's conference takes place at Nottingham Business School from 5-6 December. 

Call for papers

The call for papers for the Applied Research Conference 2018 is now closed and the programme will be published in September. If you would like to be notified of the programme or other future information on ARC please email

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Hear speakers from the CIPD Applied Research Conference 2017 talking about their work.

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