Journal article

Don’t Know, Don’t Care: An Exploration of Evidence Based Knowledge and Practice in Human Resource Management

C Gill

Human Resource Management Review | Elsevier | Published : 2018


Over the past two decades the integrity (alignment of words and deeds) of the Human Resource Management (HRM) profession has been questioned by scholars who have identified a gap between the rhetoric of 'people are our most important asset' and the reality of 'impersonal economic rationalism'. In a more recent, and as yet unconnected, stream of research there has been concern about a research-practice gap in HRM. This article draws on both streams of research to explain why HRM Does not implement evidence based practice. It focuses on research indicating that HRM practitioners are not incentivized to learn about evidence based practice and develops theory proposing that their satisfaction wi..

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