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Modern Management Review (dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)

Modern Management Review
(dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)
25 (4/2018), DOI: 10.7862/rz.2018.mmr.48


Submitted by: Paweł Perz

DOI: 10.7862/rz.2018.mmr.48


This article centers on the urgent need to reconsider the way trainings are designed and delivered. Based on conducted studies and literature review an approach to training based on evidence as a new movement in HRM practices is presented. The definitions and features of evidence-based practice and existing knowledge on evidence‐based human resource management (EBHRM) is discussed and integrated. The article also examines what can be learned from existing research on EBHRM into the effectiveness of evidence based training. The data were collected using surveys. Based on the literature review and data analysis the survey to measure effectiveness of the trainings was designed. The study was conducted among social workers, who participated in comprehensive training program. The research reveals that training is a logical continuing process consisted of four phases: design, delivery, evaluation, and transfer. The new approach to training places those activities in the context of using best available evidence to ensure employee and organizational performance. A rationale for why instructors should embrace evidence best practice during trainings is presented. It also urges trainers to adopt a reflective practitioner approach and the attitude of trainer as a researcher towards efficiency of their practices.  The unique value contribution of this paper comes from the development of an evidence‐based training approach based on conducted research and an in-depth review of the evidence‐based HRM literature.

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.Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Paweł Perz

Modern Management Review
25 (4/2018)

human resource management, evidence-based practices, high-performance work practices, development




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