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Professor Rob Briner - Evidence-based practice at work: What? Why? & How?
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Professor Rob Briner - Evidence based practice at work: What? Why? & How?
Over the past 20 years many professions from policy makers to the police have attempted to work in a more evidence-based way. Essentially this means (see also www.cebma.org) using more and better quality evidence from four sources in both identifying potential problems/opportunities and potential solutions: (i) professional expertise, (ii) stakeholders, (iii) the context and (iv) academic research. Evidence-based professionals tend to be critical thinkers, sceptical of fads and fashions, and are very aware of the quantity and quality of evidence for their practices and decisions and therefore tend to be more effective. HR and work psychology as a profession has yet to embrace an evidence-based approach. This presentation will consider what evidence-based HR and work psychology looks like and some of the barriers to its implementation. This presentation will also be of interest to others in management and other professions who want to work in a more evidence-based way.
Please note the event is free, but you should reserve a ticket as there are limited spaces.
Rob is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Analysis in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management (www.cebma.org). His research has focused on several topics including well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour. Beyond academic research Rob is passionate about helping practitioners and organizations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make research more accessible. He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of HR and organizational psychology and is now involved in many initiatives aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice. He has received several awards for his work in this area including the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award in 2014 and topped HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinker list in 2016.