The Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources offers programs in people management to enable managers to respond to the current challenges in the global business environment. People management skills are an essential tool to modern management, as people make the difference between an organisation’s success or failure.
Our graduates possess the necessary skills and abilities to contribute effectively in their chosen field/s of employment relations or human resource management.
The Department works closely with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing to develop world-class research relevant to the future of employment relations and workforce management.
Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty wants to make the experience of organisational change a better one for everyday employees, so her research focuses on solutions which enhance organisations’ ability to implement that change and in return, improve employee wellbeing. We spent five minutes with Alannah, who’s also Director of Research with Griffith’s Department of Employment Relations […]
WOW’s Deputy Director, Professor Peter Jordan, researches how emotions impact on people’s behaviour at work. Why? He just finds it interesting to understand why people behave and react as they do because in his opinion, emotions will be behind most of it! Paying him to do this is a bonus, Peter adds, because it certainly […]
When it comes to organisational values, Bruce Highfield of Olam International believes they hold a deeper meaning for companies than some may think. “I think in the beginning most organisations felt that they needed to placate the HR department and find some words to stick on the wall, but I think we’ve moved on from […]