Bissett would like to congratulate Associate Professor Melanie Peacock (et al.) on the release of her latest edition: Understanding Human Resources Management. A Canadian Perspective. 1st Canadian Edition.
Melanie is a Human Resources professor and the current President of the Mount Royal Faculty Association.
Bissett School of Business Assistant Professor Rachael Pettigrew is presenting research on how employers are adapting to the new parental leave policy extension on a panel discussing Work and Family Issues at the Vanier Institute of the Family, Families in Canada Conference. The Conference takes place in Ottawa on March 27-28, 2019.
Rachael will also present a paper titled “Transition to Parenthood: Time Off Work and Informal Leave Strategies for Employed Canadian Fathers” at 8th International Community, Work and Family (CWF) Conference, Community, Work and Family in Diverse Contexts and Changing Times in Malta 23rd-25th May 2019
In addition to being a full-time Management and Human Resources Professor, Rachael Pettigrew is often a sought out speaker and panelist; current engagements include:
Oct 2- Rachael was invited to sit on a panel for the Deloitte 360 Conference held at BMO centre in Calgary. The session title was “Beyond Optics: Building an Inclusive Culture”.
On October 10th, Rachael has been invited to be a speaker at the 5th Annual North American Women in Energy Forum held at the Fairmont Palliser. Rachael is one of 3 presenters in a workshop on Innovation. she will be discussing Organizational Innovation, specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational cultures.
On November 6th, Rachael will be the keynote speaker at the “Business Leaders Breakfast” in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta; this event will centre around various issues facing local business leaders with respect to the hiring, integrating and retaining immigrant and refugee professionals. Rachael’s presentation is called “Building a Welcoming Organizational Culture for Professional Newcomers.”
“Rachael’s research focus is organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and life responsibilities, with specific focus on both gender and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Rachael has managed several large research projects on newcomer settlement and employment sponsored by Immigration Research West and funded by IRCC.”
Abstract Information and communication technology (ICT) enables employees to seamlessly traverse work and life domains, and thus impacts employee work/life interactions. Employers today are mindful of employee work/life interactions as an important element in employee wellbeing. With ICT being an integral element of today’s workplace, the ICT implications on work/life interactions have great relevance for the employers and policymakers. Literature on ICT and work/ life interactions have focused on the Western and/or developed countries. Considering the rapid adaptation of ICTs in developing countries, it is important to understand whether the effect of ICT use on work/life interactions is universal. This study examined the impact of cross-domain ICT use on individual work/ life conflict using a sample of professionals/ managers from Sri Lanka. Next, the cognitive dissonance theory was used to examine whether individuals’ perception towards ICTs (positive or negative) has a moderating impact on the aforementioned relationship. The findings validated the literature by demonstrating that cross-domain ICT use positively relates to work/life conflict even in the Sri Lankan context. Next, the results empirically demonstrated that individuals with negative perception towards ICT tend to experience a stronger relationship between work ICT use beyond times and work-to-life conflict. The theoretical contribution together with the implications for employers, human resource practitioners and individuals are also discussed.
Bissett School of business would like to congratulate Associate Professor, Melanie Peacock on her involvement with the conference HR Undefined 2018, recently held in Calgary. The HR Undefined Conference is CPHR Albera’s largest annual event.
Melanie hosted a pre-conference workshop, titled: The Human Resource Professional’s Practical Guide to Change Management.
Melanie will be attending the SHRM18 conference this coming June in Chicago. Melanie will be hosting a conference session: Learning from HR in Canada; touted as an opportunity to “learn about the innovative practices and emerging HR trends in Canada so you can incorporate leading-edge ideas into your organization.” Melanie has also been appointed as an official conference blogger.
Congratulations Melanie and good luck in Chicago!
Rachael most recently spoke to the Geo Women group on November 14, 2016 at the University of Calgary. Rachael’s presentation, Weighing your options: The Potential Impacts of Different Work Arrangements for Women, is a timely discussion of how different work arrangements impact the career and work-life balance, with a focus in male-dominated professions.
Rachael’s research work focuses on gender issues in the workplace, policies that support work/life balance and organizational culture.