The Department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour in The Business School held a successful Research Showcase for members of the CIPD (the professional body for HR practitioners) on Wednesday 13th March. The event focused on highlighting to the wider business community the research and knowledge exchange work of the HR/OB team.
The event included a networking buffet, poster presentations showcasing the areas of identity at work (Dr Anne Benmore), leadership practice (Dr Lois Farquharson), false performance (Dr Gbola Gbadamosi), HR and ethics (Dr Louise Preget), health and wellbeing management (Dr Davide Secchi), cross-cultural HRM and diversity (Dr Huiping Xian) and two interactive presentation/discussion sessions covering ‘docility’ in hiring practices (Davide Secchi) and High involvement HR practices and work attitudes (Hong Bui).
The event was ably chaired by Dr Fabian Homberg. In addition, the opportunity was taken to launch the CIPD Approved MSc Professional Development (HRM) course which begins at the EBC in September 2013 (link: BU Link to MSc PD (HRM) Course details). Thanks is extended to all those who contributed to the event and attended the event. We look forward to delivering more research events in the future.
The ‘Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group’ was launched in 2009 to support the take-up of Charter and Code principles by employers and funders of researchers in Europe. The aim of the group is to provide a platform for the exchange of experiences and mutual support in the implementation of the ‘HR Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter and Code.’ So far, two cohorts incorporating 95 organisations has participated in the group. The Commission is now drawing up a list of candidates for the third cohort. It will have its first meeting in January 2012. This is expected to be followed by two more meetings in 2013.
The HR Strategy comprises five steps:
- An internal gap analysis by the individual organisation involving key stakeholders and in particular researchers;
- The development and publication of an institutional HR strategy for researchers and an action plan detailing how the institution will respond to the gaps identified;
- Acknowledgement of progress by the Commission
- Self-assessment of progress after at most two years;
- External analysis after at most four years.
If you are interested in joining the group, contact the Commission giving contact details and a short paragraph explaining the motivation for joining the group by September 29th.