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Lecturer in Human HRM /Organisational Behaviour Closing Date 07 Mar 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We are looking for a research-active Lecturer in the field of Human Resource Management or Organisational Behaviour who
will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and
research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering first class research and an excellent
student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We would also welcome applicants who are members of
the CIPD.

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Chair in Human Resource Management (HRM) / Organisational Behaviour (OB) Closing date: 30 November 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

We seek an individual with expertise in HRM/OB preferably with an ability to teach Human Resource Management or Organisational Behaviour. Candidates should have a distinguished publication record, excellent performance in winning external research funding, and evidence of providing intellectual direction for research within the Management School’s research domain. In line with the University of Sheffield’s professorial expectations, the post-holder will be expected to contribute strongly to teaching and academic leadership. You must also have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from within the University and from private and public sector organisations.

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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Human Resource Management or Organisational Behaviour Closing Date: 30 July 2012

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

We are looking for a research-active Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Human Resource Management or Organisational Behaviour. We would also welcome applicants who are members of the CIPD.

The successful applicant will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering first class research and an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Applicants will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), will have teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications, and have a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research.

Additionally, applicants for the post of Senior Lecturer will have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile and a successful record of identifying and capturing peer-reviewed funding. A strong background in the development and improvement of teaching and research practice is also required.

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Award for IWP Researchers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

IWP research reported in a paper in Personnel Psychology, entitled “The Impact of Human Resource and Operational Management Practices on Company Productivity: A Longitudinal Study”, has been selected as one of the 50 best articles published in 2008 in management and has therefore won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence. The authors are Kamal Birdi, Malcolm Patterson, Chris Stride, Stephen Wood, Emeritus Professor Toby and two colleagues from Leeds University Business School, Chris Clegg and Andrew Robinson.

Emerald Management Reviews is an abstracting and indexing database that covers every article in the top 400 business and management journals world-wide including titles such as: Harvard Business Review; Journal of Finance; Journal of Marketing; Strategic Management Journal; MIT Sloan Management Review; Long Range Planning; Academy of Management Journal ; and MIS Quarterly.

Every article that appears in these titles is sent by Emerald to independent subject experts for evaluation. The top 50 from the 15,000 articles Emerald reviewed throughout 2008 are then selected for the award.

The paper is a major output from IWP’s longitudinal study of Manufacturing Practices and Performance. This research reported examined the productivity of 308 UK manufacturing companies over 22 years and showed that human resource management initiatives had a significant impact on it. In contrast, operational practices of total quality management, just-in-time, supply-chain partnering, advanced manufacturing technology each had no independent effect on productivity. More specifically:

  • Firms adopting empowerment strategies – the greater devolution of decision-making responsibility to front-line employees – showed a 7% increase in value added per employee in the years subsequent to adoption.
  • Firms introducing a broad range of employee training and development opportunities had a 6% increase in value added per employee in the years subsequent to adoption.
  • Together empowerment and intensive training resulted in a 9% increase in value added per employee.
  • The adoption of teamworking, though having little effect in itself, served to enhance the impact of all the other practices, and thus in a teamworkin environment, empowerment and training has even more effect and operational practices may have a positive effect on productivity.

Download the IWP research paper: Birdi, K., Clegg, C., Patterson, A., Robinson, A., Stride, C., Wall, T. and Wood, S. The impact of human resource and operational management practices on company productivity: A longitudinal study, Personnel Psychology, Vol. 61, 2008, 467-501.

MSc in Human Resource Management receives CIPD accreditation

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The School’s MSc in Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. This means that graduates of the programme will be eligible for Graduate Membership, and can then progress to Chartered status on obtaining the requisite work experience.

CIPD Graduate Membership opens up a wide range of careers for graduates of the Sheffield MSc HRM. The School’s CIPD Centre status confirms the excellence of its teaching and research in the field, and the relevance of learning for practice.

Management School hosts ESRC Seminar

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

On Friday 17th October, Dr. Gill Musson and Dr. Penny Dick held the final seminar of the ESRC funded Seminar Series: Patterns of flexibility, associated management practice, careers and family life, here at the Management School. Speakers included Tom Stokes, MD of Evans Easyspace, the UK’s most successful supplier of flexible workspaces, Simon Cooper, Strategic HR Manager, Rotherham MBC and Dan Stokes, an economist from Nottingham Trent University. The seminar completed the successful series of 6 held at Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle and Nottingham.