About Us

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The Human Resource Research Center (HRRC) is located within the Department of Management at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida.

The purpose of the Center is to contribute to both the science and the profession of human resource management by supporting educational programs and research that focus on factors that affect human performance in work settings in ways that have practical implications for management.

HRRC Connections

We are currently providing opportunities for companies that have an interest in creating connections with our Center. Contact HRRC find out more.

Current Research & Collaborations

This study examines how employees’ specific characteristics may influence the likelihood that they would be sent to a training program by Human Resource (HR) managers. The employee characteristics that we study include gender, position, commitment, age, health, tenure, job performance, and personality traits. In addition, we are also interested in examining whether the job-relatedness of the training and the cost of the training may be relevant to the HR decisions regarding training opportunity. The main goal of this study is to understand which characteristics contribute to the decisions HR professionals make to send their employees to training.

The HRRC is fortunate to partner up with Insight Worldwide to conduct longitudinal research on the reliability and validity of integrity testing. Insight Worldwide is an industry leader in personnel selection and integrity testing. It has established an impressive data base with millions of cases regarding integrity test scoring and various employee criteria. The collaboration with Insight Worldwide allows the HRRC further investigate the validity of integrity testing in predicting adverse risk behaviors. It also offers new opportunity for the HRRC to examine the relations between integrity scores and employee voluntary and involuntary turnover.

Read the White Paper on Integrity Testing.

This natural experiment study assesses how different compensation plans may influence work motivation and patient care quality among doctors working in UF College of Medicine. In particular, the study coincides with the implementation of a new compensation plan in the Department of Medicine, while other departments in the college continuously administrate the old compensation plan. Surveys were conducted among a representative sample of doctors working in the Department of Medicine and other departments in UF College of Medicine before and after the implementation of the new compensation plans. Matching the survey data with archival performance data, this study will hopefully give some insight into how effective the new compensation plan is in terms of motivating the doctors and improving patient care quality.