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 areas covered, we set out to discuss the practical application of research insights to organisational life and labour markets.

The CIPD Applied Research Conference will take place on 25-26 January 2023 at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

The call for papers is now opened and will close on 31 July 2022.


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The 2022 submissions are available to download below. 

Transforming uncertainty from a negative to a positive: assessing a novel intervention designed to increase uncertainty tolerance in individuals and teams


Dr Avri Bilovich, Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London

Sam Conniff, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Stephen H Dewitt, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Katherine Templar-Lewis, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Part-time working: the impact of the ‘enforced experiment’ of flexible furlough


Dr Charlotte Gascoigne, Cranfield University

Clare Kelliher, Cranfield University

Pierre Walthery, Centre for Time Use Research

Developing a collective agile mindset while developing agile line managers


Dr Liz Rivers, Chartered FCIPD, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sarah Acton, Chartered FCIPD, Manchester Metropolitan University

Building job-related ownership in early career professionals: psychological ownership in the workplace


Deborah Taylor, Bournemouth University Business School

Professor Adele Ladkin, Bournemouth University

Dr Lois Farquharson, Bournemouth University Business School

A netnographic study exploring the impact of consecutive redundancy programmes on employee exhaustion, cynicism and organisational detachment


Dr Madeleine Stevens, Liverpool John Moores University

Iron fists in velvet gloves: Exploring female leaders’ experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK


Dr Eleni Meletiadou, London Metropolitan University

Conference submissions

This conference proceedings contains the accepted submissions for the ARC 2022 research papers. The papers are grouped into 11 thematic streams and are presented in the order in which they appear in the programme.