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Digital HR Leaders with David Green

What is Evidence Based HR and Why is it Important? (An Interview With Rob Briner)

Season 37, Ep. 184

As HR is increasingly becoming a strategic partner in driving organisational success, the call for evidence-based practice (EBP) in HR is louder than ever.  

 

But what exactly does it mean to adopt an evidence-based approach? How can it transform how we attract, develop, and retain talent? And how is it different from people analytics? 

 

In this episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast, Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London and Associate Director of Research at the Corporate Research Forum, underscores the simple yet profound impact of integrating data, scientific research, stakeholder insights and professional expertise to improve HR effectiveness. 

 

Throughout the conversation, David and Rob explore: 

 

  • The principles of evidence-based practice and its critical role in contemporary HR strategy 
  • Practical case studies demonstrating the application of evidence-based HR and guidelines for its implementation within organisational structures  
  • What the differences are between evidence-based HR and people analytics  
  • How these two approaches complement each other to enhance the HR function 
  • Recommendations on when HR should lean towards people analytics versus evidence-based HR practices to make informed decisions 
  • A debate on whether all HR practices should be evidence-based 
  • Expert recommendations for Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and HR leaders on incorporating EBP into organisational frameworks  
  • Essential skills and competencies HR professionals that are vital for mastering evidence-based HR  

 

This episode is a must-listen for HR professionals eager to build a data-driven HR function and elevate their strategic value and effectiveness through evidence-based practice, a testament to the power of integrating science with the art of human resource management. 

 

Support from this podcast comes from global platform leader for employee experience, Culture Amp. Learn more about how Culture Amp can help you create a better world of work at http://cultureamp.com 

 

Additional Resources: Evidence-Based HR: A New Paradigm 

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