Human resource management (HRM) is all about the nature and regulation of the employment relationship and is an area that a number of fields contribute to, such as sociology, psychology and industrial relations.
Our main area of activity is in employment studies and this was named as one of the main areas of the Strathclyde Business School's strengths in both the UK-wide 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The Business School is rated 10th best in the UK for business and management research in the 2014 exercise, with a joint 1st rating for ‘research environment’ and third highest for research impact.
Our department of HRM produced three of the eight impact case studies that formed the basis for the score. This is a strong indication of success in making our research relevant to a number of different stakeholders, including government, employers and professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and trade unions.
We work with international institutions and organisations in collaborative research networks and projects.
Within the Department of Human Resource Management, we also have:
- The Scottish Centre for Employment Research, one of the UK’s leading contributors on workplace innovation; job quality, skills and learning
- The EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Changing Employment that aims to identify the nature of the restructuring of European labour markets and economies as a result of current economic and social change
- The editorship of three journals - New Technology, Work and Employment (Joint Editor, Professor Phil Taylor); Employee Relations (Editor, Professor Dennis Nickson); and Human Resource Management Journal (Joint Editor, Professor Dora Scholarios).