CIHRM brings together companies and researchers to learn about state-of-the art research findings and innovative advances in practice. Our partnership approach provides a forum for intellectual thought-leaders throughout the world to collaborate and shape relevant and rigorous research agendas.
Central to the Centre's aim is the establishment of a strong culture of networking and knowledge sharing in the field of HR drawing on the collaboration between academics and leading businesses. CIHRM hosts each year a number of seminars delivered by high profile thought leaders in the HR field from both practice and academia. CIHRM also facilitates a number of senior executive round tables in which key issues of consequence to the HR profession and business research are discussed. These events will allow members to address key issues and share experience on current practice, and review the latest research, in addition to setting the forward agenda.
The Centre brings together the best researchers in HR to develop a major source of insight into leading issues in the field. Our research is informed by the interests of our partnering organisations to ensure relevance and impact.
Far more questions than answers exist regarding the culturally contingent aspects of HR. The major goal of the Centre is to develop empirically based theory to describe, understand, and predict the impact of HR variables on employee behaviour, organisational processes and the effectiveness of these processes.
Our research approach is multidisciplinary, linking HR to other fields of inquiry to ensure a holistic picture of HR activity and effectiveness is developed. We also endeavour to integrate societal, organisational and individual levels of analysis.
The Centre, through its access to the latest theoretical and practical applications, delivers bespoke and open programs on a full range of HR and organisational development and change issues. Through our executive education offering, we offer a wide spectrum of skills and levels of development, and use an innovative mix of class-based and experiential learning to develop managers and executives.