The session is a short talk given by Dr Samantha Evans on the observations on the latest research and thinking on practice of performance management. The session will also include a round table discussion on practices within the audience’s own organisations.
Dr Samantha Evans
Samantha works at the University of Kent where she is a lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) and the Director of the MSc in HRM. Samantha joined Kent Business School in 2003 and prior to this worked at the University of Greenwich, where she also achieved her PhD.
Samantha’s research interests focus on the implementation of HRM by line managers; performance management and appraisal; social class inequalities in the workplace; and employee well-being. She has recently published a paper “Agency theory and performance appraisal: How bad theory damages learning and contributes to bad management practice”. Samantha is currently working on two research projects: the first is investigating social class differences in the workplace and the second is exploring the value of employee well-being initiatives.
Samantha holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies; a Phd in ‘Line managers and HRM’; is a member of the CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
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CIPD Kent Branch
We are the Kent branch of CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.
We have a wide range of organisations and CIPD membership and we respond to this with a full selection of CPD and networking opportunities.
Due to the geographical spread of the county we have 3 area groups – Mid Kent, West Kent and East Kent. Between them they regularly hold sessions with guest speakers on subjects requested by the members. Most events are supported by local companies who host the events and provide an opportunity to meet other HR practitioners.
We also appreciate the specialisms within HR and have Special Interest Groups that meet regularly and occasionally have speakers. These groups include Health and Social Care and Senior Practitioners. Similarly we have smaller bespoke groups, Self Managed Learning Groups that operate throughout the county. These include the Coaching Groups in East Kent and West Kent. We encourage the creation of new groups so if there is not an area covered, why not set one up?
Come along to an event and meet our friendly and welcoming committee members and the wonderful HR community of Kent!