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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 increasing attention, both within the research and the organisational practice communities. Many professional areas, such as organisational environment, management, leadership, as well as all sectors such as health, policing, engineering and air industries, to name a few, have been increasingly turning towards evidence-based practice.

This briefing is essential reading for anyone in HR and evidence-based practice development.

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