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Research briefings around the topic of Human Resources and Human Resource Management

How organisational reward and incentive schemes can result in deviant behaviour

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Whilst the clear objective of reward systems, such as performance related pay, is to increase motivation and performance, a number of previous studies have found that such schemes can actually have the opposite effect by decreasing motivation and increasing ethical and pay inflation behaviours. And yet other studies found that performance-related pay and other organisational […]

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Strategies for developing employee capability

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Keywords: employee capability, workforce capability, organisational capability, organisation performance, strategy One of the key issues any organisation or firm faces, no matter how large or small, is how to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and thinking in order to achieve its goals. Together, these five attributes are the primary components of workforce or […]

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Does HR have any impact on employee creativity?

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Keywords: human resources, HR, employee creativity, organisational learning, innovation, organisational innovation, knowledge management In many ways, the days of organisations’ employing a few ‘creatives’ for innovation purposes has gone. Largely due to the rapid changes organisations and businesses are continually undergoing these days, one of the most important aspects of organisational life are innovation behaviours. […]

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How does the size of a person’s salary affect performance in a mixed compensation scheme?

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Keywords: compensation, mixed compensation, reward, pay, performance -related pay, psychology, salary Imagine that there are two people doing the same job Person A receives a fixed salary and a fixed amount for doing a task (performance related pay) Person B receives a higher fixed salary than person A and the same amount as person A […]

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How new working practices are impacting employee productivity

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Keywords: IT, ICT, Information and communications technology, globalisation, new working practices, new work patterns, productivity, well-being, psychological wellbeing The advent of the dual influences of information and communications technology and globalisation has been credited with a structural move from service and manufacturing-based economies into knowledge-based service economies. Along with these structural global economic changes based […]

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The relationship between emotional intelligence, emotional labour, organisational support and job satisfaction

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Keywords: emotional intelligence, emotion, emotion regulation, emotional labour, organisational support, perceived organisational support, job satisfaction Many organisations these days require employees to engage in emotional labour, which is the requirement for individuals to display certain emotional facets, such as happiness or enjoyment, and not to display other emotions that the individual may be feeling. Whilst […]

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Organisational Politics and Turnover

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Poor organisational politics has been shown to lead to turnover intention among staff in a range of studies around the world. The definition of organisational politics is where individualism and personal ambition is promoted and part of the culture. This usually leads to a toxic and hyper competitive environment among employees, where the focus is […]

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Predictors of PTSD

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A systematic review of literature that looked at military and emergency service personnel has found that some tests that are currently used to predict incidences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health conditions failed abjectly. Some newer measurements into physiological markers had interesting results, yet need more research to be effective. Additionally, some personality […]

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