Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
HRM professionals are employed as experts in optimizing workforce performance. This expertise includes resourcing; people behaviour and well-being; job design; employee relations; diversity; performance and reward; and learning and development.
Technology is impacting upon HRM work and challenging professional values. Notably, those who advocate the use of digital technology for HR/people analytics often emphasize the shareholder as principal stakeholder, challenging HRM values that regard workers as key organisational stakeholders.
This PhD project aims to consider the implications for HRM of new technologies that enable HR/people analytics. It will involve collecting primarily qualitative data from organisational settings where HRM professionals work with technologies that generate people analytics data.
Applicants should have a Masters degree (>65% or equivalent) in any subject that required writing that developed a capability to engage in critical thinking.
The study would particularly suit a reflective HRM practitioner, or someone with previous experience of working in HRM, looking for a new challenge. The study provides an opportunity for such an HRM practitioner to move towards a new career as an academic
English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component (or equivalent).
The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £14,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non EU) students may apply, however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.
Name: Dr Clive Trusson
Email address: C.R.Trusson@lboro.ac.uk
Name: Dr Dan Sage
Email address: D.J.Sage@lboro.ac.uk
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at Louborough Ph.D apply. Under programme name, please select ‘Business School’
Please quote reference number: SBE-CTDS17
Please upload all the supporting documents listed below:
A 500-word personal statement explaining your interest in, and aptitude for, the topic of this research project. In particular we would like to learn about what qualities you feel you can bring to the project.
Copies of your transcripts/certificates
Two academic references.
Either a sample of your writing from recent academic study (e.g. an essay assignment) or, if this is not possible (e.g. because you are an HRM practitioner) a document of about 500 words setting out your initial thoughts on how you might approach this research.
Reference number: SBE-CTDS17
Start date: 01 January 2018
Closing date: 10 September 2017
Interview date: TBA
Primary supervisor: Dr Clive Trusson
Secondary supervisor: Dr Dan Sage
The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £14,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.
Application will be close on 1st October.
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