"The study of human resource management (HRM) is more than a set of functions and techniques. It is, or should be, concerned with the nature and regulation of the employment relationship at the level of the workplace and broader society. HRM is not a discipline. It is a field of study to which a variety of disciplines contribute, notable sociology, psychology and industrial relations. Nevertheless, within this field, theory building and scholarship can take place about the dynamics of work and employment relations and their various contexts. The above understandings shape our approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange."
Professor Dennis Nickson
Head of Department
- Home of two prestigous journals, New Technology in Work and Employment (with the University of Manchester) and Employee Relations
- CIPD The Department is a CIPD Approved Centre, accredited to deliver programmes that meet the knowledge requirements for professional membership of CIPD.
- Our research aims to be theory-led and policy-relevant
- Provider of choice for research contracts to UNITE The Union one of UK's biggest trade unions
- Home of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER)
- Members of the Department serve in and advise a variety of business, government and civil society organisations including the UK and Scottish Governments, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the UK Call Centre Association, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the unions UNITE The Union and Uni-Graphical.