J Health Organ Manag 2007 ;21(4-5):448-59
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
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Health Technol Assess 2010 Oct;14(51):1-334, iv
Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Background: In recent years human resource management (HRM) has been seen as an important factor in the successful realisation of organisational change programmes. The UK NHS is undergoing substantial organisational change and there is a need to establish which human resource (HR) initiatives may be most effective.
Objectives: To assess the results from a wide-ranging series of systematic reviews of the evidence on HRM and performance. Read More
J Health Organ Manag 2013 ;27(3):296-311
Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine National Health Service (NHS) employee perspectives of how high performance human resource (HR) practices contribute to their performance.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on an extensive qualitative study of the NHS. A novel two-part method was used; the first part used focus group data from managers to identify high-performance HR practices specific to the NHS. Read More
BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Nov 21;14:566. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
Background: Improved management of clinicians' time and practice is advocated to address increasing demands on healthcare provision in the UK National Health Service (NHS). Human resource management (HRM) is associated with improvements in organisational performance and outcomes within and outside of healthcare, but with limited use in managing individual clinicians. This may reflect the absence of effective and transferrable models. Read More
J Health Organ Manag 2011 ;25(3):281-97
School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.
Purpose: Studies of high-performing organisations have consistently reported a positive relationship between high performance work systems (HPWS) and performance outcomes. Although many of these studies have been conducted in manufacturing, similar findings of a positive correlation between aspects of HPWS and improved care delivery and patient outcomes have been reported in international health care studies. The purpose of this paper is to bring together the results from a series of studies conducted within Australian health care organisations. Read More