How can human resource management be used to enhance productivity in the public sector?

International Research Seminar with Professor Alex Bryson

2-4pm, Thursday 6th May 2021

There is a substantial literature indicating that private sector firms and their employees can both benefit from various Human Resources Management practices. Concerns regarding productivity in the public sector have led to government initiatives to promote these practices in the public sector.  At our forthcoming International Research Seminar, Alex Bryson of the Social Research Institute University College London will consider how well these practices translate to the public sector.  

Drawing on recent research Alex will show that some of these practices can be beneficial for public sector employers while others are not. In contrast these practices tend not to be associated with positive outcomes for public sector employees. Alex will also consider the implications of these findings for public policy.

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Human Resource Management in the public sector: Does it work? Tickets, Thu 6 May 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

More about the speakers

Alex Bryson is a Professor of Quantitative Social Science in UCL’s Social Research Institute. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) where he was previously Head of the Employment Group. His research focuses on labour economics, employment relations and programme evaluation.

This event is being hosted by the Executive Education team at Cardiff Business School and is being chaired by Prof Jean Jenkins, Professor of Employment Relations at Cardiff University.