Dr Samantha Evans Features at CIPD Performance Management Seminar


Kent Business School’s Lecturer in Employee Relations and Human Resource Management, Dr Samantha Evans was invited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to speak about the latest research on the practice of performance management.

As well as presenting her thoughts on the observations on the latest research and thinking, Dr Evans also spoke about her recent paper, ‘Agency theory and performance appraisal: How bad theory damages learning and contributes to bad management practice‘. The paper, written in collaboration with Professor Dennis Tourish of Royal Holloway University, highlights the influence of agency theory on the (mal)practice of performance appraisal. The session also included leading a roundtable discussion on practices within the audience’s own organisations.

The audience was largely made up of CIPD members, HR practitioners who are members of the professional body. Dr Evans said: ‘To present to and engage with HR practitioners is always a privilege and in this session we learnt so much from each other. In addition, the session was also attended by Kent Business School MSc HRM students who are members of the CIPD, giving them the opportunity to network and learn about the practical application of the research that I do.’

Kent Business School’s MSc Human Resource Management programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CPID is Europe’s largest professional institute for HRM and HR development, to its Advanced Level Standards. Find out more about the MSc Human Resource Management programme at Kent Business School.

Congratulations to Samantha from all at Kent Business School.

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