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The Strategic HRM Research Group conducts research into the effective design of strategic HR and influencing and steering the employee’s behaviour.

In our view, strategic HRM should focus on influencing and managing the behaviour of employees in an organizational context. On the one hand, we want to focus on empowering employees to contribute to the strategic goals of the organization and, on the other hand, helping employees to develop a strong adaptive capacity, so that they can continue making a valuable contribution to the current organisation or successfully enter the labour market.

The research group is closely linked to the Human Resource Management degree programme and offers various graduation tracks, HRM labs and applied research projects.

You can follow our research group on ResearchGate.

We conduct research into the following themes:

How can HRM professionals give form and shape to the HR policies of their organisation? We conduct (PhD) research into effectively designing HRM policies within an organisation. We support SMEs in attuning their HRM policies to the type of organisation and the organisational strategy. This knowledge is transformed into a simulation model and serious game. Through workshops for HR professionals, we not only conduct research in HRM, but also challenge HR professionals, managers and staff to design effective HR policies in an interactive way.

Have a look at the news, publications and researchers involved in this project on ResearchGate.

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What does the future hold for an HR professional? Together with seven other universities of applied sciences, we conduct research into the developments in the daily reality of HR professionals. What are the biggest challenges? How do line managers value HR professionals? What does the future hold for HR professionals as far job content is concerned? We regularly publish the response to this type of questions, based on multi-annual research.

Have a look at the news, publications and researchers involved in this project on ResearchGate.

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How can managers contribute to stimulating the development of their employees? We conduct research into best practices with regard to stimulating learning and development in the workplace. We explore the role played by the direct supervisors in this regard, and how they are supported, or held back, by the organization.

Have a look at the news, publications and researchers involved in this project on ResearchGate.

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How can we use large amounts of data and analytics to support decision-making? We conduct research into applications of big data and we developed - together with companies and colleagues from the School of Finance and Accounting (FEM) - various MOOCs in which participants learn to analyse large amounts of data with advanced software packages through a step-by-step approach.

Have a look at the news, publications and researchers involved in this project on ResearchGate.

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How can companies become more appealing to technologists, and how can technologists become and remain more appealing to companies? We conduct research into designing jobs and working environments that are appealing to technologists and challenge them to learn new things. Moreover, we examine how companies cooperate on labour market issues (regional labour market) and regularly publish our latest insights in the field of career tracks and employability.

Have a look at the news, publications and researchers involved in this project on: ResearchGate.

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Maarten van Riemsdijk

Maarten van Riemsdijk

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Stephan Corporaal

Stephan Corporaal

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