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.
Human Resources, Work and Employment blog
Dr Vanda Papafilippou & Miss Lucy Downes The neurodiversity paradigm views neurodiversity as natural variations in human cognition that should be equally valued and celebrated (Chapman, 2022) thus challenging earlier research (and practice) that tended to take a deficit perspective and referred to ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, etc. as disorders that needed to be ‘treated’ … Continue reading "Exploring the experience of neurodivergent engineers in the workplace: Re-crafting engineering?"
Written by Prof. Sue Durbin. Blog post originally posted by the Royal Aeronautical Society Today is International Women’s day (IWD) a global celebration and recognition of women’s achievements. It is also a time to reflect upon the challenges for women and the interesting and diverse ways in which these are being addressed, through a range … Continue reading "Celebrating International Women’s Day: the alta mentoring platform"
Dr Stefano Gasparri The effect of digitalization Digitalization has become the ‘buzzword’ that captures all aspects of technological change associated with the increasing use of digital technology in organizational and productive processes, especially after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the diffusion of remote work that followed. The business case seems straightforward: Digitalization drives … Continue reading "Can industrial relations and trade unions be ‘smart’ in the digital world of work? Insights from three cases: Industry 4.0, e-commerce, and digital platforms in Italy"
Please note, this article discusses topics of suicide and discrimination and may be distressing or triggering for some. Links for support on topics that are discussed in this article can be found at the bottom of this page. Sara Fanti As an international PhD student researching pay gaps, gender, and sexual orientation in the context … Continue reading "Researching equality, diversity, and inclusion in Italy: why are transsexual individuals not included in the ‘equality debate’?"
Dr John Neugebauer, Visiting Fellow, Bristol Business School How often do we step back to think critically and analytically about the issue of graduate employability? Here are some personal thoughts, based on my own experience in senior management in human resources, as an academic who has also been involved in higher education (HE) Knowledge Exchange, … Continue reading "Graduate Employability – Doing Enough?"
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?"