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Does HR have any impact on employee creativity?

Research Briefing

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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The Oxford Review Volume 4 No 1

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 1

This month we have research that answers a series of key questions: Whether Long-Term Incentive Plans actually work as executive packages for improving organisational performance. Is executive coaching morally justifiable? Can playing online games can be used to develop leadership skills? How do external stakeholders end up influencing major project even when they haven’t got […]

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Why organisations empower the people and how does it impact the organisation’s performance?

Research Briefing

Keywords: employee empowerment, empowerment practices, empowerment, organisational performance, ambiguity, cost, human resources One of the distinguishing features in terms of management and human resource management of employees has been the steady increase in interest in empowerment practices. The basis of employee empowerment is that employees are given considerable decision-making power, autonomy and accountability. The argument that […]

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The problem of presenteeism

Research Briefing

Keywords: presenteeism, absenteeism, employee health, risk management, human resources, HR Whilst most organisations and considerable volumes of research examine and focus on absenteeism, it is starting to be realised that presenteeism has recently been found to be a significant factor to impact organisational performance. Presenteeism refers to the practice of employees attending or going to […]

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Do High-performance HR practices really lead to higher levels of organisational performance?

Research Briefing

Keywords: HR, human resources, human resources practices, high-performance HR, competencies, employee competences, creativity One of the most vexed questions in HR research is whether or not HR practices really do lead to higher levels of individual and organisational performance. Whilst a number of recent studies have found that there is a significant positive correlation between […]

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How to retain key talent in organisations – a review of literature

Research Briefing

Keywords: talent, talent management, employee retention, human resources, human resource management, management A key role of management at all levels of an organisation is to provide an environment whereby talented staff stays within the organisation, rather than looking for more attractive opportunities elsewhere. Churn, or turnover of key talented staff, is considered to be a […]

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The impact of organisational values and offering employee contact on e-recruiting

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Keywords: recruitment, organisational values, HRM, human resources, human resource management, values-in-action The vast majority of recruiting these days is done online; a recent survey (2015) found that 100% of large organisations in the West now use internet-based recruiting systems to find and attract applicants. Largely, these web-based systems focus on using social media channels, as […]

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How employee perceptions impact customer perceptions and organisational performance

Research Briefing

Keywords: performance, organisational performance, human resources, HR, employee perceptions, customer perceptions, organisational culture A lot of previous research has shown that human resource practices can have a significant impact on overall organisational performance. A number of human resource practices have been found to be important in developing higher levels of organisation performance including, for instance: […]

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What technology is doing to our jobs and HR development

Research Briefing

Keywords: technology, jobs, employment, human resources, HR, HRD, human resource development, organisational learning, learning, learning and development There have been a number of scare stories in the press in the last year or so about the impact that technology, robotics and artificial intelligence will have in the workplace. These press articles are often based on […]

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The research evidence about HR’s lack of evidence-based practice

Research Briefing

Keywords: human resources, HR, HRM, human resource management, evidence-based practice, research evidence Whilst many professions embrace evidence-based practice, there is a compelling amount of recent research evidence stacking up to show that Human Resources professionals singularly fail to engage with evidence-based knowledge and practice. What has become known as the HRM research–practice has been receiving […]

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