Karin Sanders' research focuses on the Human Resource (HR) process approach, in particular the impact of employees’ perceptions, understanding and attributions of HR on their attitudes and behaviours, such as their informal learning activities. Karin published on this topic in journals like HRM (Wiley, including a Special Issue in 2014), Academy of Management Learning & Educational, Human Resource Management Journal and International Journal of HRM.
In addition, she published articles on other and related topics in Organization Studies, Organization Science, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Vocational Education. Together with Prof David Guest and Dr Ricardo Rodrigues Karin is editing a Special Issue on the attribution theory in Human Resource Management Journal. Together with Dr Huadong Yang and dr Charmi Patel she is editing a book on the HR Process Research (Edward Elgar).
Karin is Editor for the Special Issues International Journal of HRM, and Associate Editor for Human Resource Management, and Frontiers of Business Research in China. In addition, she is on the Editorial Board of six HRM and management journals. She was Head of School Management between 2015 and 2019 served as a member of the Executive Committee HR Division Academy of Management from 2013 to 2018.
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Organisational resources and a more nuanced understanding of individuals' backgrounds are needed to mitigate the adverse effects of rudeness in the workplace
Dialogue between HR professionals and HR academics will help ensure HR research is relevant to the needs of businesses and society, writes UNSW Business School’s Karin Sanders
Knowledge workers require redesigned work structures that prioritise innovation and collaboration over conventional mandates in order to maximise productivity
Business leaders struggle with a number of questions around hybrid work, but there are answers in optimal organisational design, productivity, and workplace culture
The COVID pandemic impacted the careers of women and men differently, and there are important lessons in this for the future, writes UNSW Business School’s Karin Sanders
AI can help organisations anticipate employee turnover and significantly improve retention rates, write UNSW Business School's Andrew Dhaenens, Mary-Anne Williams and Karin Sanders
Business leaders looking to retain top talent must create enticing hybrid work environments that meet workers' needs for autonomy, support and genuine connection
The Business of Work (episode 1): It’s been almost three years since office workers were told to pack up our laptops and head home. Is working from home working for business?
Depending on your age and years of experience, taking on lateral job opportunities (as opposed to waiting for a promotion) may hold the key to your long-term career success
As environmental disasters become more frequent, the role of sustainable human resource (HR) practices will be critical in supporting the wellbeing and safety of workers
While four-day work weeks are the norm for employees in some countries around the world, it may be some time before this becomes a reality for workers in Australia
Organisations and their leaders need to adapt to new ways of working and hybrid work relationships, write UNSW Business School’s Karin Sanders, Andrew Dhaenens and Patrick Sharry
By prioritising projects, communicating the 'why' and truly recognising how individuals perform under pressure, leaders can encourage their teams to work effectively and minimise the risk of burnout
As crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic emerge and evolve, leaders should utilise these Human Resource (HR) strengths to communicate critical information to employees
Businesses and their HR teams can take advantage of 'skunk works' to improve people management outcomes during challenging times, writes UNSW Business School's Karin Sanders
Coronavirus has hit Australia's job market hard. One solution is reskilling and retraining the workforce for the future labour market, but this brings other unique challenges for employers
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged organisations in unprecedented ways, but leaders can take a number of steps to successfully manage their organisations and workforces past the pandemic, according to UNSW Business School
There are nine commonly-used practices that HR departments use to effectively support employees who are victims of domestic violence, recent research has found