Human Resource management trends

Research Briefing

Keywords: human resources, human resource management, HR, HRM, research practice gap, big data

If you go to any decent research database and type in the search term ‘human resource management’ you are quite likely to experience a deluge, as there have been in excess of 1,030,000 peer-reviewed research papers on this topic. This year alone (2018) there have been over 18,600 peer-reviewed research papers published to do with human resource management.

Clearly, as a general topic HRM is ‘hot’. However, what are the trends and what are the areas of interest within this broad research area? Given that there has been burgeoning interest in big data, it was only a matter of time before researchers decided to turn big data mapping processes onto this topic.

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