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  • Profs Hoobler and Nkomo’s article among the most-read in leading management journal

    Posted on March 08, 2019

    Department of Human Resource Management researchers Profs Jenny Hoobler and Stella Nkomo’s recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Management is one of 10 of the most-read articles in that journal for 2018.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Top students recognised at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on November 14, 2018

    Top performing students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently recognised during the annual EMS Dean’s List Awards function. The prestigious awards night is a highlight on the faculty calendar, as it honours both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have...

  • UP student wins Top Human Resources Student in South Africa award

    Posted on October 22, 2018

    When Frank Wilkinson failed to qualify for university entrance with his original matric results, he buckled down and prepared himself to take Cambridge A-level exams in a matter of months. Now he’s a third-year student at the University of Pretoria, and he’s just won an award for...

  • Best paper award at British Academy of Management conference

    Posted on October 01, 2018

    Ms Natasha Winkler Titus, a PhD candidate in the Department of Human Resource Management, along with her supervisors Dr Anne Crafford and Prof Karel Stanz, won the best full paper award in the Organisational Transformation and Change track at the annual conference of the British Academy of...

  • Women’s month: Spotlight on EMS achievers

    Posted on September 01, 2018

    The national commemoration of Women’s Month offers an opportunity to not only pay homage to the women who took to the streets in 1956 to march against the unjust pass laws of the day, but also to celebrate a new generation of women who have taken the baton forward and are making a...

  • How to make yourself valuable in the workplace

    Posted on August 21, 2018

    Soon those caps will be flying in the air and university graduates will be entering the workforce. What these new workers may not know is that employers often have an unspoken expectation that graduates arrive job-ready on day one... sounds pretty “reasonable”, right?

  • “Long road ahead for gender equity among women executives”

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    In 2017, the percentage of women in executive positions in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies was about 19%. “At this rate of improvement, it will take 200 years to reach gender equity.” This is according to Prof Jenny Hoobler, Professor of Human Resources at the...

  • Prof Stella Nkomo earns Academy of Management’s Distinguished Service Award

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    Prof Stella Nkomo, former deputy dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the University of Pretoria's (UP) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has earned the prestigious 2018 Award for Distinguished Service from the Academy of Management (AOM). The award was conferred on her at the...

  • HR Tuks networking event a huge success

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    HR Tuks, the Human Resource Management student society, recently held its first human resources networking event, in collaboration with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), the HR professional board, and the Human Resources Department at the University of Pretoria.

  • Prof Hoobler delivers Insights Lecture at the University of South Australia

    Posted on July 25, 2018

    The Department of Human Resource Management’s Prof Jenny Hoobler has joined an exclusive group of University of South Australia (UniSA) Visiting Distinguished Thought Leaders.

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • Prof Carrim presents at gender conference in Portugal

    Posted on June 08, 2018

    Prof Nasima Carrim from the Department of Human Resource Management in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences attended the 1st International Conference on Gender Research, which was held at the University of Porto, Portugal, from 12 to 13 April 2018. The conference was hosted by...

  • Industry members of Advisory Board visit Department of Human Resource Management

    Posted on June 08, 2018

    The Department of Human Resource Management recently established an Advisory Board, which consists of staff in the Department and practitioners within the fields of industrial psychology, human resource management and labour relations. The purpose of this board is to narrow the gap and improve...

  • SABPP visits Human Resource Management

    Posted on May 21, 2018

    The South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) management team, under leadership of CEO Mr Marius Meyer, visited the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences during April 2018. The SABPP is recognised by the South African Qualifications...

  • Human Resource Management awards excellence

    Posted on May 17, 2018

    On 10 May 2018, the Department of Human Resource Management’s Annual Prize Giving Ceremony was held at the spectacular Villa Sterne Guesthouse in Pretoria.

  • Prof Nasima Carrim delivers keynote address on diversity

    Posted on April 13, 2018

    Prof Nasima Carrim from the Department of Human Resource Management delivered a keynote address at the Doing Difference Differently (UP3D) ceremony on 20 March 2018.

  • Prof Meiring recognised for contributions to assessment centres in SA

    Posted on April 12, 2018

    Prof Deon Meiring from the Department of Human Resource Management received a special recognition award for his significant contributions to the science and practice of assessment centres in South Africa. The award was made at the 38th Annual South African Assessment Centre Study Group (ACSG)...

  • MCom students camp for team building

    Posted on April 06, 2018

    The Department of Human Resource Management welcomed its MCom Industrial and Organisational Psychology 2018 group at a weekend team building session held at Matlapeng, a farm located in a tranquil valley approximately 90km from Pretoria.

  • Occupational health & wellbeing: from burnout to engagement in the workplace

    Posted on November 14, 2017

    Despite its name, occupational health psychology is traditionally concerned with ill-health and unwell-being.

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