Professor Jason Heyes

Management School

Research Development Director for Work, Employment and Organisations

Associate Dean Impact and Engagement

Chair in Employment Relations

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
S10 1FL
Profile

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

He is director of the Centre for Decent Work (CDW). 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.

He regularly engages with practitioner and policy audiences and has undertaken research projects on behalf of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), European Commission, Low Pay Commission and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).

He has acted as a technical expert for ILO technical cooperation projects in Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine and is regularly invited to contribute to the activities of the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin.

He is an Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal and a former member of the editorial board of Work, Employment & Society.

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

Research interests

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

His current research focuses on:

  • the causes and consequences of labour market reforms in the EU
  • the European Commission’s flexicurity agenda; underemployment and wellbeing
  • the regulation of the employment relationship and labour standards
  • governance of labour issues (labour administration)

His research typically takes a comparative approach and uses qualitative and quantitative methods.

Previous research has examined the relationship between collective bargaining and vocational training activity and outcomes in the UK and Europe, the impact of the UK's National Minimum Wage legislation on pay, employment and training, and forms of 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.

Publications

Books

Edited books

  • Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.) (2013) Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions Since the Crisis. Edward Elgar Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.) (2013) Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions Since the Crisis. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar and International Labour Office. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.) (2013) Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions Since the Crisis. Edward Elgar and International labour Office. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L (Ed.) (2013) Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions Since the Crisis. Edward Elgar and International Labour Office. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • 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 (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) 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 the Future of Work and Employment Relations (pp. 69-90). Edward Elgar RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J () Labour policy and administration in a time of crisis (pp. 46-65). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rychly L () Conclusion (pp. 245-254). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H () Bargaining for Training: Converging or Diverging Interests? In Hayter S (Ed.), The Role of Collective Bargaining in a Global Economy (pp. 76-106). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J () Training and Development at an Agro-Chemical Plant In Mabey C, Skinner D & Clark T (Ed.), Experiencing Human Resource Management (pp. 97-112). Sage RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Lewis P () Employment Protection Legislation and the Growth Crisis, The British Growth Crisis Palgrave Macmillan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Rainbird H () 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 () Workplace Industrial Relations and Training In Rainbird H (Ed.), Training in the Workplace (pp. 148-168). Basingstoke: Macmillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Nolan P () 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 () EU Labour Migration: Government and Social Partner Policies in the UK In Galcoczi B, Leschke J & Watt A (Ed.), EU Labour Mobility Since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies (pp. 51-68). Ashgate RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Clark I () 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 () The State, Business and Training In Coen D, Wilson G & Grant W (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government (pp. 544-564). OUP RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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 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

Applications for PhD's are encouraged in the broad fields of Employment Relations and HRM.

  • Specific areas of interest include:
  • employment relations and political economy
  • flexicurity
  • the state and employment relations
  •  employment protection legislation
  • governance and regulation of the labour market
  • low-paid work and precarious work
  • Brexit

For further information, check the PhD project directory.

Teaching activities

Jason has a strong commitment to providing students with an interesting and intellectually challenging learning experience.

He is currently responsible for the following modules:

  • MGT659 Industrial Relations (MSc HRM module)
  • MGT6157 Social Theory for Management and Accounting and Finance Researchers (PGR module)

Jason has contributed to curriculum development in various ways. He initiated and designed the Social Theory module for PGR students and previously served as the programme director for the school’s MSc HRM programme.

He actively contributes 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.