Human Resources, Work and Employment research group (HRWE)
The Human Resources, Work and Employment (HRWE) research group undertakes research oriented towards human resource management and employment, from a critical perspective.
Group members conduct research with organisations and individuals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors within five specialist areas:
- equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
- HR and work
- employment relations
- labour markets
- pedagogical research.
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Dr Helen Mortimore and Dr Catherine Mackintosh The problem for HR practitioners When was the last time you heard somebody praise their HR department: “oh, they’re so helpful” or “they’re great at what they do”? HR professionals battle for credibility in organisations and struggle to convince others of their contribution. Many organisational members probably do … Continue reading "The “Necessary evil” of a compliance role for HR: Examining the day-to-day realities of human resources (HR) practice"
This guest blog is written by Dr Tinkuma Edafioghor, Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management – Programme Leader Msc HRM. This research was completed in collaboration with colleagues from Leeds University Business School and York Management School. Organizational resilience capability, or a firm’s ability “to cope with unanticipated dangers as they become manifest” (Wildavsky, 1988, p.70), … Continue reading "Building Organizational Resilience in small and medium enterprises (SMEs): The role of high performance work systems"
This month’s guest blog is written by Dr Hilary Drew, Associate Head of Department – Partnerships (BIM) at UWE Bristol. Over the last decade, many of us at UWE Bristol will have witnessed a growing number of our students working part-time, or even full-time, alongside their studies. Given the number of bars and restaurants in … Continue reading "The Casual Employment of Higher Education Students in the Hospitality Sector: contributing to local labour markets?"
As of January 2020, there were 185,143 airline pilots in the world, of which 9,746 were women (5.26%) and 2,630 were captains (1.42%) (IFALPA 2021). Even more concerning are the shocking figures taken from the Type Rating Examiner (TRE) list currently held at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA, 2022) that estimate that in the UK … Continue reading "The Challenges to Achieving Gender Balance in the Pilot Trainer Role"
This blog post was written by Hazel Conley, Professor of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Business and Law. Both Karl Marx and President Obama, although one rather more diplomatically than the other, noted that social progress can be measured by the way societies treat women and girls. That observation is as prescient today … Continue reading "What do we want? Equal Pay! When do we want it? 1970!"
A British Council/Newton Fund Impact Scheme funded project, led by Dr Hugo Gaggiotti, with Dr Isis Diaz Carrion (University of Baja California, Mexico) The context and the problem Evidence from the research makes clear that the most vulnerable groups are not homogeneous due to the multiple intersections of gender with inequalities based on class, ethnicity, … Continue reading "Reducing organisational vulnerability of women: applying organisational research in Mexican-US borderlands"
This month’s guest post on employee benefits is written by Stefano Gasparri, Senior Lecturer in HRM, UWE Bristol. This blog brings to the fore the importance of employee benefits for organisations and employees, as part of their reward offering. I have recently authored two articles (details below) on employee benefits that draw out the advantages … Continue reading "What are employee benefits and who really benefits from their provision?"
Dr Rochelle Haynes, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at UWE Bristol and CEO of Crowd Potential Consulting Group co-authored a recent global survey of nearly 2,000 independent workers and business leaders, some of the survey findings were highlighted in a recent article written by Larry English for Forbes last month. (Excerpts taken from Forbes … Continue reading "Forbes Article – ‘Gig workers are the workforce of the future: Here’s how to engage them’"
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