Interventions in Human Resources
Full course description
Intervention is in the essence of human resources management. The main practices of human resources management (training, personnel selection, performance appraisal…) are oriented to implement, change or improve something. Interventions in HR management are carried out by professionals (HR managers, HR technicians, consultants…) on a daily basis.
Research about these interventions is critical to build knowledge and know how, to identify successful and not so successful practices, and factors that can contribute to the success or failure of different interventions in different contexts.
This research should be an input for HR professionals in order to behave according to the scientific-professional model and implement evidence-based interventions. Researchers should contribute to this area identifying research gaps, and designing and carrying out intervention research projects.
The general objective of this course is that students acquire knowledge and develop competencies regarding research on intervention in human resources. More specifically, at the end of the course the students will:
- Know the “state of the art “of intervention in the main HR practices and identify the main research gaps.
- Know how to make successive reviews and keep updated about developments in intervention in the main HR practices.
- Be able to assess and constructively criticize intervention research in the main HR practices, whatever the layout, but specially research projects and papers.
- Be able to design their own research projects in intervention in human resources to contribute to shed some light on the main research gaps.
- Know how to get funds for their research projects in intervention in human resources.
- Be able to make presentations of their research in international scientific conferences and write a scientific article of their research about intervention in human resources.