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Human Resources (also known as Human Capital, Human Resources Management, HR, HC and HRM) research. This category contains articles, posts and research briefings about Human Resources, it’s management, practices and implementation in organisations.

People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation): Generation Z and what it means for your organisation

Generation-Z

Generation Z is about to enter the workforce, but what does it mean for you and your organization? A series of new studies looking at this question have just been published in academic journals. Before I look at what they are saying here is a quick primer about the generations, their outlook and motivations. Previous […]

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The cost of putting on a smile at work

Identity work

    An interesting paper just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looks at the effects of suppressing your real emotions and displaying a different emotion. The paper, by researchers from the University of Toronto conducted two studies on parents who were trying to hide their emotions from their children. What they […]

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Goal orientation is good, right? Not so fast…

Goal Orientation

Goal orientation is a key attribute most recruiters and organisations look for in an employee. There is a tacit assumption that goal orientation is the factor which promotes achievement and improves both people’s and teams output and performance. However there is another, less attractive side to goal orientation that needs to be considered. In a […]

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What increases innovation capability and general performance in organisations: New research

Innovation

An interesting and fairly large- scale study has just been published in the Chinese Language Journal of Quality that conducts a form of factor analysis called Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) on data from 398 organisations. The study looked at the level of influence the following factors have on each other: Organisational culture Leadership style and […]

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These 2 factors predict people’s intention to leave during organisational change

intention to leave

An interesting PhD thesis has just been published from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China looking at the factors which explain resistance to change from a very interesting perspective. I don’t often report on PhD thesis due to the variability in quality (I know there shouldn’t be) from the various universities around the world. […]

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Stop calling yourself a professional. Most likely you aren’t, and as for being educated…

Professional

In 2013 I published a blog entitled ‘What does being professional mean?’ http://www.centrei.org/blogs/5-what-does-being-professional-mean. This post has been read over 170,000 times. I am revisiting this issue because someone said something to me the other day that had me thinking that I hadn’t finished the blog and that there was something else which defines a professional… […]

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The two main things that make evidence-based practice work

evidence-based practice

How to make evidence-based practice work Many professions have moved towards evidence-based practice over the years. The real pioneers here have been the various medical and health services around the world, but as a concept it is being increasingly used in just about every industry to a lesser or greater extent. However whilst there is […]

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High performing teams – rugby players talk emotions

high performing teams

  High performing teams – rugby players talk emotions A quick guide to developing high performance teams. One of the areas of research I have been involved in, in the last couple of years has been focussed on high performing teams and in particular how members of high performing teams regulate their own and others […]

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Why professionals do things counter to their professional values, ethics & beliefs – frequently

Professional Values

Why do professionals do or agree to do things that go against their own personal and professional values, beliefs and ethics? A new study explores the reasons why professionals do things counter to their professional values and ethics more frequently than they are willing to admit…   Professionals are difficult to manage It is a familiar assertion […]

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Lessons from Iran on dealing with job conflict

Job conflict

Dealing with Job Conflict An interesting and unusual paper about to be published in early January (2016) in the Iran Red Crescent Medical Journal (Yes we really do scour the journals from around the world!) looked at nurse’s experience of organisational or job conflict in hospitals within Iran. The researchers examined the experience of organisational […]

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