The Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group is involved in the provision of research, teaching and commentary on the changing world of work internationally and in Ireland. Drawn from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds and from a number of countries, members of the Group are among the leading European and Irish scholars in the field. They share a commitment to independent, critical and evidence-based research and teaching and their work in these areas takes account of the interests of all the main stakeholders in the world of work: employers, employees, trade unions and the wider community.
The Group regularly engages in public commentary and debate and also contributes to policy development.
Through our undergraduate programmes and postgraduate taught programmes we aspire to provide for our students an environment that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and professional skills for entry into the workplace.
On the international stage, the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group at UCD is networked through its association with the world-leading Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School at Cornell University, New York and through its participation in the European Master’s in Labour Studies Programme with leading European universities that include Milan, Amsterdam, Louvain-La-Neuve, the London School of Economics, Warwick Business School and a range of leading institutions.
|Name||Thesis Title||Area of Interest|
|Inequality regimes and long hours: A mixed methods study of gender inequality in the solicitors' profession in Ireland||Employment Relations and HRM in Professional Service Firms|
|Employee voice in the Irish banking sector||Employee voice and engagement, human resource management in the recession, trade union organisation and strategy|
|A tale of two countries? The impact of the new European economic governance in the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations||European Economic Governance and its impact on employment relations|
|The impact of private equity investment on human recourse management and employment relations in Ireland||Private Equity, Socially Responsible Investment, Corporate Governance, Financialization|
|Experiencing HRM: Do workplace wellbeing programs solve the mutual-gains / conflicting-outcomes dilemma?||Human Resource Management (HRM) , Employment Relations, Experiencing HRM, Organisational Behaviour,|
Miners, Politics and Institutional Caryatids: Accounting for the Transfer of HRM Practices in the Brazilian Multinational Enterprise
Geary, J. and Aguzzoli, R. (2016) Miners, Politics and Institutional Caryatids: Accounting for the Transfer of HRM Practices in the Brazilian Multinational Enterprise. Journal of International Business Studies, 47: 968-996.
Doing it for themselves? Performance appraisal in project‐based organisations, the role of employees, and challenges to theory
Authors Anne Keegan and Deanne Den Hartog (2018) explore performance appraisal in project‐based organisations and provide novel insights into appraisal processes in this context
Organizing the HRM function: Responses to paradoxes, variety, and dynamism
Authors Anne Keegan, Ilja Bitterling, Hella Sylva and Ludwig Hoeksema (2018) develop empirically based insights from five case studies
Austerity and Recovery in Ireland: Europe’s Poster Child and the Great Recession
Roche, W.K., O’Connell, P. and Prothero, A. (2017). Austerity and Recovery in Ireland: Europe’s Poster Child and the Great Recession, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Find out more about our Research Centres
Rights at Work: Pay Trends in Ireland and Collective Bargaining
Prof Bill Roche and Asst Prof Valentina Paolucci discuss current pay trends in Ireland in the latest Office Block Podcast
Human resource management in the 21st century
The gig economy, machine learning and international teams: UCD Smurfit School’s MSc in Human Resource Management prepares graduates to hit the ground running in this high-demand field
Labour Court requests meeting over nurses' dispute
UCD Smurfit School Professor of Industrial Relations, Bill Roche discusses the Irish nurses dispute
Squaring the circle of public-service pay a perennial challenge
Any pay increase for nurses will have a knock-on effect across the public service.
The robot will see you now: could AI streamline the recruitment process?
Anne Keegan, Professor of Human Resource Management, discusses the future of AI in the recruitment process
New research to focus on impact of EU policy on labour movements
Five-year project led by Prof Roland Erne of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
The European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant Award
Congratulations to Professor Roland Erne, of our HRM and Employment Relations Group, on being awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant