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  • CCMA and bargaining council enlighten Labour Relations class

    Posted on September 19, 2016

    On 12 September 2016 the BCom Hons (Human Resource Management) students had the opportunity to engage with a Commissioner from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the CEO of a bargaining council. These guest speakers were invited to enlighten the students about...

  • UP sociology professor elected Vice-President of international research committee

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    At the recent International Sociology Association Forum in Vienna, Austria, Professor Debby Bonnin, from the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Humanities, was elected the Vice-President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Professional Groups.

  • Prof Zinn receives global award

    Posted on August 04, 2016

    Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor at the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria, was honoured with a 2016 CEO Global Award.

  • Business Management PhD students become SASIE fellows

    Posted on July 26, 2016

    Mrs Hajo Morallane and Mr Oluwafemi Joshua Dele-Ijagbulu, two PhD students in the Department of Business Management, received bursaries from the South African PhD Partnering Network for Inclusive Growth through Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SASIE Network).

  • Prof Nkomo wins prestigious award

    Posted on July 22, 2016

    Professor Stella Nkomo, Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the 2016 CEO Lifetime Country Achievement Award for South Africa.

  • Prof Hoobler invited to serve on prestigious editorial board

    Posted on June 21, 2016

    Prof Jenny Hoobler, Acting Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, has been invited to join the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, the top empirical journal in the field of management internationally.

  • Human Resource Management lecturer represents SA at BRICS conference

    Posted on June 07, 2016

    Dr Paul Smit of the Department of Human Resource Management in UP's Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences attended an international BRICS conference in Moscow, Russia, from 24 to 26 May 2016.

  • Human Resource Management lecturer invited to Armenia

    Posted on April 26, 2016

    Dr Paul Smit from the Department of Human Resource Management visited the Republic of Armenia from 7 to 11 April 2016 on invitation of Dr Ruben Elamiryan of the Public Administration Academy of Armenia.

  • Prof Zinn publishes inspiring biographical book

    Posted on January 26, 2016

    Prof Shirley Zinn, Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Human resource Management and a member of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Advisory Board, launched her biography, entitled Swimming upstream: A story of grit and determination to succeed, at the end of 2015.

  • National professional HR body elects UP expert to its board

    Posted on November 11, 2015

    Prof Karel Stanz, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, was elected as board member of the South African Board for People Practice (SABPP) for the period 2016 to 2018.

  • Prestigious journal invites UP professor to serve as consulting editor

    Posted on October 15, 2015

    Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences was recently invited to serve as a consulting editor (CE) on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP).

  • International labour academics hosted by Human Resource Management

    Posted on September 29, 2015

    No less than seven visitors from different universities all over the world visited the Department of Human Resource Management on 14 September 2015. These visitors, all academics in labour relations and labour law from Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary and Poland, were the guests of Dr Paul Smit.,...

  • Striving for balance: Examining the work-family interface in Africa

    Posted on September 15, 2015

    Getting the balance between work and family right is not only vital for better labour-market outcomes, but can also greatly enhance the well-being of workers and their families and lead to overall positive human development.

  • Research grant for African project awarded to EMS team

    Posted on August 31, 2015

    Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Courtney Masterson, doctoral candidate from the University of Illinois, USA, and Elsabé Buys, MCom Industrial Psychology student were recently awarded the 2014/2015 Emerald...

  • Human Resource Management greets two colleagues

    Posted on July 29, 2015

    The Department of Human Resource Management said goodbye to two dear staff members on 30 June 2015.

  • Meta-analyst visits the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

    Posted on July 24, 2015

    Brenton Wiernik, a doctoral student in industrial and organisational psychology at the University of Minnesota, USA, visited the Department of Human Resource Management in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences from 16 June to 3 July 2015. Brenton is working with the Department...

  • Shoulder to shoulder with the best: EMS staff attends the EAWOP 2015 congress

    Posted on July 22, 2015

    Prof Chantal Olckers and Prof Karel Stanz of the Department of Human Resource Management were part of a South African delegation attending the 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) in Oslo, Norway, in May 2015. The event is the largest and most...

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosts UP researcher and lecturer

    Posted on June 10, 2015

    Dr Paul Smit, lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management, is currently on a three-month staff exchange programme and research visit at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

  • Human Resource Management rewards academic achievers

    Posted on June 02, 2015

    The Department of Human Resource Management recognised its undergraduate and postgraduate academic achievers at the recent 2015 departmental prize-giving ceremony.

  • HR expert receives best paper award from the Academy of Management

    Posted on April 16, 2015

    Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department Human Resource Management received the Best Paper Proceeding Award for the 75th Academy of Management conference, to be held in Vancouver, Canada in August 2015.

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