The business benefits of HR practices are often taken for granted but most research is based on large organisations, which are a very different animal from small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This research compares the impacts in both small and medium-sized organisations, making a solid case for investment in HR practices.
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Jonny Gifford, Senior Adviser for Organisational Behaviour
Jonny has been conducting applied research into employment and people management for a number of years, with previous roles at the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park Institute. Current interests include job quality and behavioural science insights into performance management and other areas of HR. Jonny runs the CIPD Applied Research Conference and actively promotes evidence-based practice, including through systematic reviewing and running randomised trials.
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