Evaluating the effects of 'best practice' HRM in local government

Evaluating the effects of 'best practice' HRM in local government
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Gould-Williams, Julian
Publisher
ESRC
Date of publication
1 July 2008
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report summarises the findings of a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) evaluating the effects of 'best practice' human research management on individual and organisational performance outcomes in local government in Wales. The study collects a range of outcomes of concern to both managers and employees through qualitative and quantitative research design. First a survey of staff attitudes and management practice is undertaken across all participating local authority service departments. After analysing the survey data, a selected number of interviews with a cross-section of the workforce are undertaken along with documentary analysis of policy directives. This approach is intended to provide context-specific information relating to HR practice and performance and to assess whether HR practice leads to beneficial outcomes for organisations and workers; outcomes that have largely been assumed rather than empirically tested.

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