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Cardiff Business School – Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Public Sector: Does it work? with Prof Alex Bryson

Calendar Thursday, 6 May 2021
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Human resource management (HRM) in the public sector: Does it work?

Thursday 6 May, 2-4 PM

There is a substantial literature indicating private sector firms and their employees can benefit from various HR practices and intensive HRM. Concerns regarding productivity in the public sector have led to government initiatives to promote these practices in the public sector. Drawing on recent papers and current research Alex will show that some of these practices can be beneficial for public sector employers while others are not. In contrast these practices tend not to be associated with positive outcomes for public sector employees. Alex will also consider the implications of these findings for public policy.

This event is being delivered in partnership with the PrOPEL Hub - a major new initiative designed to support improvements in productivity through enhanced workplace practice and employee engagement. This seminar forms part of PrOPEL’s International Research series which showcases the latest research on the role of workplaces in driving engagement and productivity in a post COVID-19 world.

Alex Bryson is a Professor of Quantitative Social Science in UCL's Social Research Institute. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) where he was previously Head of the Employment Group. His research focuses on labour economics, employment relations and programme evaluation.

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