Professor Jason Heyes

Management School

Associate Dean for Impact and Engagement

Chair in Employment Relations

Professor Jason Heyes
j.heyes@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3219

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Professor Jason Heyes
Management School
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Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
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Profile

Jason Heyes is a Professor of Employment Relations in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield.

He is also the Management School's Associate Dean for Impact and Engagement and director of the Centre for Decent Work (CDW), one of the school's research centres.

Before joining the Management School in 2012, he was a Reader in Human Resource Management and head of the Organisation, Work and Employment group at the University of Birmingham.

His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Academy and European Commission. He has also undertaken research projects on behalf of, among others, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), European Commission, Low Pay Commission and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).

He was a co-investigator on the multi-disciplinary ESRC-funded programme (2017-2021) Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems.

He regularly engages with policy and practitioner bodies and has had extensive involvement with the ILO, a specialist agency of the United Nations. He has written several reports for the organisation and acted as a technical expert for ILO technical cooperation projects in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. He is regularly invited to contribute to the activities of the ILO's International Training Centre in Turin. His cooperation with the ILO has also led to two books on Labour Administration, co-edited with Ludek Rychly, a former ILO senior specialist (and current visiting professor in CDW), and jointly published by the ILO and Edward Elgar. The most recent book, The Governance of Labour Administration: Reforms, Innovations and Challenges, is available on an Open Access basis from Edward Elgar's website.

He is an Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal and a member of the editorial boards of Work, Employment & Society and the Social Policy Forum (SPF), a journal published by the Czech Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs.

He is also a Member of the ESRC's Peer Review College and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Research interests

Jason’s main research interest is in the connections between employment relations, political economy and public policy.

His current research focuses on:

  • Workers' labour market transitions
  • Underemployment and work intensity
  • Governance of labour issues (labour administration)

His research typically makes use of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Previous research has examined, among other things, the consequences of the Great Recession for European labour markets and policy agendas; the European Commission's flexicurity agenda; the impact of the UK's statutory minimum wage regulations on pay, employment and training; employer support for employees with care responsibilities; and trade union support for migrant workers.

Jason is interested in research that leads to impact. For example, in 2015 he led a project on comparative developments in labour administration, which was co-funded by the ILO and the ESRC and led to the development of a training toolkit for labour inspectorates. The toolkit, which was designed by Jason Heyes and Dr Thomas Hastings on behalf of the ILO, is intended to help labour inspectorates extend their reach to the informal economy. The toolkit has been used to train many labour inspectors in countries including South Africa and was showcased in an Impact Case Study submitted to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.

Publications

Edited books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Heyes J, Rychly L, Gavris M & Vega M-L (2021) Introduction to The Governance of Labour Administration In Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.), The Governance of Labour Administration: Reforms, Innovations and Challenges (pp. 1-21). Edward Elgar and ILO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adascalitei D & Heyes J (2021) Labour Markets in Post-Crisis Europe: Liberalisation, Deregulation, Precarisation In Greve B (Ed.), Austerity, Populism and the Welfare State (pp. 344-359). Edward Elgar RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2019) Labour, Work and Employment in the Age of Globalized Neo-Liberalism In Gall G (Ed.), Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment (pp. 88-105). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM (2017) Economic and labour market change and policies: Before and beyond austerity in Europe In Marino S, Roosblad J & Penninx R (Ed.), Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe (pp. 23-42). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2016) EU labour migration: Government and social partner policies in the UK, EU Labour Migration since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies (pp. 51-68). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Lewis P (2015) Employment Protection Legislation and the Growth Crisis, The British Growth Crisis RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J, Lewis P & Clark I (2014) Varieties of Capitalism Reconsidered: Learning from the Great Recession and its Aftermath In Hauptmeier M & Vidal M (Ed.), The Comparative Political Economy of Work and Employment Relations (pp. 33-51). Palgrave RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L (2013) Conclusion In Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.), Labour Administration in Uncertain Times (pp. 245-254). Edward Elgar Publishing and ILO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2013) Labour policy and administration in a time of crisis In Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.), Labour Administration in Uncertain Times (pp. 46-65). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L (2013) Introduction: The Origins and Development of Labour Administration In Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.), Labour Administration in Uncertain Times (pp. 1-17). Edward Elgar and ILO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2013) EU labour migration: Government and social partner policies in the UK, EU Labour Migration Since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies (pp. 51-68). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hyland M (2012) Supporting, Recruiting and Organizing Migrant Workers in Ireland and the UK: A Review of Trade Union Practices In Galcoczi B, Leschke J & Watt A (Ed.), Migration and Labour Markets in Troubled Times: Skills Mismatch, Return Migration and Policy Responses. (pp. 211-234). Ashgate RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H (2011) Bargaining for training: Converging or diverging interests?, The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice (pp. 76-106). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Clark I (2011) The state and employment relations, Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations (pp. 69-90). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H (2011) Chapter 4: Bargaining for Training: Converging or Diverging Interests?, The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Clark I (2011) The State and Employment Relations In Townsend K & Wilkinson A (Ed.), The Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Work and Employment Relations. (pp. 69-90). Edward Elgar RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H (2010) The State, Business, and Training, The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Nolan P (2010) The State, Capital and Labour Relations in Crisis In Colling T & Terry M (Ed.), Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice (pp. 106-124). Wiley Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2009) EU labour migration: Government and social partner policies in the UK, EU Labour Migration since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies (pp. 51-68). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H (2009) Vocational Education and Training In Gold M (Ed.), Employment Policy in the European Union: Origins, Themes and Prospects (pp. 188-209). Palgrave Macmillan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2000) Workplace Industrial Relations and Training In Rainbird H (Ed.), Training in the Workplace (pp. 148-168). Basingstoke: Macmillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reyes J (1998) Training and Development at an Agrochemical Plant, Experiencing Human Resource Management (pp. 97-112). RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

Reports

  • Austin A & Heyes J (2020) Supporting Working Carers: How Employers and Employees can Benefit. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adascalitei D, Crockett G, Heyes J, Newsome K & Yates E (2019) The Impact of the National Living Wage on Businesses: Retail and Hospitality in Two English Cities RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2019) Diagnostic Report on Bogus Self-Employment in Greece and Recommendations for Reforms RIS download Bibtex download
  • Newsome KJ, Heyes J, Moore S, Tomlinson M & Smith D (2018) Living On The Edge: The Experiences Of Insecure Work in The UK. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Newsome KJ & Heyes J (2017) New Developments and Trends in Undeclared Work within the Sharing/Collaborative Economy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM (2017) The Practices of Enforcement Bodies in Detecting and Preventing Bogus Self-Employment View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings T & Heyes J (2016) Comparative Developments in Labour Administration. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2014) Vocational Education and Training and the Great Recession: Supporting Young People in a Time of Crisis RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2007) Tackling Unregistered Work Through Social Dialogue: The Turkish and European Experience RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J (2004) The Changing Role of Labour Ministries: Influencing Labour, Employment and Social Policy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J () Labour Ministries and Labour Administration in Transition: Recent Developments and Future Prospects RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Hastings TM & Heyes J (2016) Comparative Developments in Labour Administration. International Labour Organisation Working Paper. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Dictionary/encyclopaedia entries

  • Heyes J (2016) Employability. In An Encyclopaedia of HRM. Edward Elgar. RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Heyes J Varieties of Liberalisation’. Labor and Employment Relations Association winter conference, Chicago, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings T Labour Market Policy in Europe: Upholding Labour Standards in Liberal Market Economies. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management conference, Washington DC, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM "Labour market policy in Europe: Upholding labour standards in Liberal Market Economies". RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM "Flexicurity in the EU”. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J "Labour Geography and labour inspection: opportunities for agency in the regulatory landscapes of South Africa and Ireland". RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J Regulation, Supply Chains and the Informal Economy. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J Regulating the informal economy and upholding labour standards – contrasting approaches from the USA, the UK and Ireland. International Labour Process Conference, Berlin. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J Towards a Comparative Aanlysis of Labour Administration Systems. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management conference, Miami, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM "Towards a Comparative Analysis of Labour Administration Systems". RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J "Upholding labour standards in Liberal Market Economies – Comparing approaches from the USA, the UK and Ireland". RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J “Austicurity? Unpacking EU Labour Market Policy in the Aftermath of the Financial Crash”. LSE. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings T Unpacking EU Labour Market Policy in the Aftermath of the Financial Crash. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference, LSE, London. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Hastings TM "Job Creation in the UK: An Evaluation of the Record Since 2010”. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J “Where now for Flexicurity? Exploring EU labour market policy change pre and post the 2008 financial crisis”,. Sheffield University Management School. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hastings TM & Heyes J European labour market policies in the wake of the economic crisis: patterns of convergence and divergence in the EU. 33rd International Labour Process Conference, Athens. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Lewis P Shifting Patterns of Youth Employment in the EU-15. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference. Chicago, USA. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J, Lewis P & Clark I Varieties of Capitalism Reconsidered: Learning from the Great Recession and its Aftermath. Intenational Labour Process Conference, Kings College London. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Heyes J & Hastings T (2015) Toolkit: Extending Labour Inspection to the Informal Economy. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Centre for Decent Work

Teaching activities

Jason has a strong commitment to providing students with an interesting and intellectually challenging learning experience. He has a substantial experience of leading and teaching courses on employment relations, HRM and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He currently contributes to the MGT6225: Doctoral Training in Management module for postgraduate research students.

He has contributed to the Faculty of Social Science’s Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) and has arranged for groups of students to attend meetings of the ILO’s governing body, held in Geneva.

His contribution to the GLI has been recognised through a Faculty of Social Science Learning & Teaching Award in 2015 and a Senate Award for Collaborative Activities in 2016.

PhD Supervision

Jason is an experienced PhD supervisor. Applications for PhD study are encouraged in the broad field of Work and Employment and particularly in the following areas:

  • Employment relations and political economy
  • Labour market transitions
  • Underemployment
  • Work intensity
  • The state and employment relations
  • Employment protection legislation
  • Governance and regulation of the labour market
  • Low-paid work and precarious work