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Kerstin Alfes (ESCP Business School) – "Disentangling the HRM-performance relationship. Recent trends and areas for future research"

Strand Building, Strand Campus , London

6 Nov kbs - hrm - hero Part of Research Seminars in HRM & Employment Relations

The Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Group of King's Business School organises research seminars in HRM. These seminars usually take place in Bush House on the Strand, on Wednesdays.

This week we welcome Kerstin Alfes (ESCP Business School).

If you would like to attend, please contact Brian Somerville, Group Support Officer.

Abstract: “Disentangling the HRM-performance relationship. Recent trends and areas for future research”

"Strategic Human Resource (HR) Management scholars have largely focused on understanding the positive implications of HR in organizations. This research seminar presents a collection of papers which explore the mechanisms through which so-called high-performance HR practices, that is bundles of HR practices designed to foster employees’ ability, motivation and opportunities to participate, lead to favourable outcomes.

The papers each take a different theoretical approach and focus on a) team-level, b) cross-level and c) employee-level perspectives. While the papers provide a more nuanced understanding of the HR-performance link, they also highlight that HR scholars might have taken a (too) positive view of HR and neglected potential negative consequences that result from HR implementation.

The research seminar concludes with a critical reflection on the state of HR research and suggests areas for future research which are becoming more relevant with an increase in new employment structures (e.g., platform-based, automated) in the context of the gig economy."


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