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Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS)

Welcome to the Centre for Research on Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS).

The centre was established in 2008 with the aim of providing interdisciplinary research in the broad area of employment from the employer and employee perspective and its relation to society.

CRESS comprises a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in economics, psychology, human resource management, organisational behaviour and industrial relations.

CRESS works in parallel and in collaboration with other research groups within the Faculty of Business and Law, enhancing its interdisciplinary identity in all aspects of employment.

In particular, the research interests of its team include employee relations in small and corporate organisations, attitudinal and behavioural employee outcomes, human resource management, industrial relations, training, strategic leadership and skills enhancement, recruitment, career progression and earnings, labour market choices and outcomes, managerial decision making and cross-cultural analysis of strategic decision making, boardroom dynamics and expatriate management, equality and labour diversity, labour unions and employment law, crime and employment, and public sector employment.

Recent CRESS work appeared in top-rated journals such as British Journal of Management, British Journal of Industrial Relations, The Economics Journal, Human Resource Management (US), Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of World Business, the journal Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Health Economics, Organization Studies and Journal of Management Inquiry.

Further information about CRESS can be obtained from Professor George Saridakis (

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CRESS Events

  • There are currently no seminars planned, upcoming seminars will be listed here when finalised.