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Human resources (HR) does important work and has the potential to be a powerful force for organizational capability. At the same time, HR is rife with examples of non-evidence-based thinking. Quite simply, there are some big topics–like hiring–in which many HR professionals don’t know what practices are supported by research and which ones aren’t. In this episode, we discuss:

  • The “research-practice gap” and why it matters

  • Measurement of this gap and how it shows up in HR

  • Implications for all of us

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Links and Other Information

Fisher, P. A., Risavy, S. D., Robie, C., König, C. J., Christiansen, N. D., Tett, R. P., & Simonet, D. V. (2021). Selection myths: A conceptual replication of HR professionals’ beliefs about effective human resource practices in the US and Canada. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 20(2), 51–60. Click here

Rob Briner’s article, “The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice”

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