When an HRM student is assigned the task of extracting their first title out of scholarly literature, they come across a tonne of potential dissertation topics in human resource management. Or none. Research topics in human resource management have a way of confusing students, in the sense that the often unclear terminologies of human resource management literature can be quite ambiguous. You read an article about rewards. Then you read an article about compensation. Then you go on and use the two words synonymously until you’re corrected in class in front of everybody.
As always, I’ll suggest students to go look into current trends in literature when they start hunting down current research topics in human resource management. You need to follow the debate in multiple research areas in the literature to trickle down research problems that interest you and would make good human resource development research topics. The idea is to merge your area of interest with questions that haven’t been answered in the literature. Keep in mind what you would like to write about. Then dig into that side of the literature and pull out an interesting question that needs answering.
You’ll find loads of dissertation topics for human resource management students on the Web. Much like this blog post. They belong to an array of research areas within HRM literature. Some of them will interest some students and some others will attract others.
When you come across such a list of research topics in human resource management, your objective should be to pick out one or two titles. Once you’ve done that, you should check the potential of each title by asking yourself the following questions:
- Are these HR topics interesting enough for me to spend the coming months riffling through theories and books on these subjects without going crazy with boredom?
- Does this title raise a research problem I could write a whole dissertation on? Is it broad and deep enough for me to write an extended report?
- Does it represent a set of objectives that are practical and measurable? Will it be a wild goose chase if I go after this topic?
And a couple others such.
List of Recent Dissertation Topics in human resource Management
Remember to customise any topic you pick from this blog (or anywhere on the Internet) so it becomes your own. You wouldn’t want coming across another dissertation chasing the same answers.
Significance of training in a culturally diverse organisation: The case of HSBC UK
Difficulties in inducting new hires into organisational culture: An overview of workforce induction in Zara
The possibility of HR leading organisational strategy: Trends from new tech companies
The problem of employee motivation in a social life driven by high peer-pressure
Relating motivation with performance: A literature review between 1975 and 2015
Effect of subordinate and peer performance reviews on performance standards: A study of NHS
Implementing HR best practices in global firms: Comparing Rolls Royce and Tesco
Does training affect growth during recessions? An analysis of British banks in the recent recession
HRM versus unions: Effects in the British automobile sector
Studying Taylor’s model with modern HR theory: Proposing a theoretical framework
A Comparative Analysis of the Human Resource Management Ethics and Employment in Nigeria and the United Kingdom
Line Manager Capabilities - the Impact of HRM Devolution
HRD Achieving Professional Recognition as a Separate Entity From Hr Within the Mining Environment
The Roles of HRM in Recruitment and Selection of Stuff in Mergers and Acquisition in XYZ Banking Sector
Can Poor Selection Processes Be Remedied Through Training and Development? A Case Study of XYZ Organisation
An Examination of the Appraisal Technique Hr Managers Use for Upgrading the Employees or the Redundancies of an Employee and Appraisal Conducted for the Manager. A Case Study of a XYZ Organisation
How Employee Performance and Development in the Banking Sector Can Be Enhanced Through Mentoring in XYZ City/ Country
Recruitment and Selection Services: Efficiency and Competetive Reasons in the Outsourcing of HR Practices.
Influence of Leadership Style, Motivation, and Work Discipline on Employee Performance at XYZ Company
The Effect of Material Benefits on Job Satisfaction (a Study of Employees of XYZ Company)
Development of Human Resources Through Education and Training in Improving Performance of Civil Servants
Analysis of Factors Affecting Job Stress and Its Influence on Job Satisfaction and Salesman Performance (Case Study at XYZ Company)
Analysis of the Influence of Human Relations (Relationship between Human) and Work Environment Conditions Against Work Ethics and Employee Performance
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