BAM! Best Paper at the 2015 British Academy of Management conference

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The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) congratulates Associate Professor Keith Townsend, and co-author, Professor Mark Saunders (Surrey Business School, UK) who were awarded Best Paper in the Research Methodology track at the 2015 British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in September for their work – ‘An analysis of the number of interview participants in […]

Preparing the Queensland labour force for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Griffith University’s Departments of Employment Relations and Human Resources; Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management; Accounting, Finance and Economics; the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing; and the Griffith Institute for Tourism recently completed a labour force skills audit and gap analysis for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The […]

Bridging the gap between industrial relations research and practice

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Under the leadership of President, Justice Iain Ross AO, Australia’s workplace relations tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, began a national engagement and education program in 2014 to connect with, and provide education and support for, the industrial relations (IR) and human resources (HR) communities. At the same time, WOW’s Associate Professor Keith Townsend was noticing […]

The hidden role of site managers: influencing construction workers’ eating habits

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SNAPO indicators – a catchy acronym used in health circles for behavioural risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity, and Overweight and obesity. A team of researchers, led by WOW’s Dr Rebecca Loudoun, surveyed 186 workers on six new or refurbishing mixed residential, office and retail building sites operated by the same firm around Brisbane […]

Study finds hospital accreditation helps improve human resource management systems

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A team of Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) researchers, in conjunction with a member of Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University (Associate Professor David Greenfield), has recently published a paper  in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care focusing on the role of accreditation bodies in influencing human resource management (HRM) performance outcomes in […]

Sufficient interview numbers: purpose, population and precedent counts

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Just how many qualitative interviews are required when undertaking research, and how do researchers managing these projects justify such a number? “Unsurprisingly”, said co-author and Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing guest, Professor Mark Saunders (Surrey Business School, UK; pictured left), during a 10 March seminar: “There is not a narrow number or norm!” With […]