HR Research 

HR Research

We have a long history of facilitating, growing, and sharing HR research. This is through our HR Research Initiative and various academic and industry partners. We develop and foster the partnerships and ecosystem for HR research by continually bridging academia and industry, showcasing and making accessible research to HR practitioners and industry broadly, and ensuring the people profession remains relevant. This aims to make the body of HR knowledge accessible, relevant, and rigorous.


The HRM System Standards Model, that was developed by the SABPP in consultation with the broader HR community,

codifies the body of HR knowledge and provides a shared and standardised vocabulary and framework.

Research Assistance

To help grow the body of knowledge, the SABPP provides a platform to researchers to share their research project or study. We invite the members of the HR community to consider the researchers’ invitation to participate in their research. Please note that your participation is voluntary and you can elect to participate or not. You also have the right to query the confidentiality, anonymity, and ethics of the research directly with the researcher. Kindly note that the SABPP does not endorse or support any particular research project or study and its findings
  • Invitation to members in the MHRP, CHRP, and HRP designations to participate in Tshiamo Molamu's research :
“An employability competency model for human resource management (HRM) graduates: Exploring HRM professionals’ perspectives”.

Click below for the research 

Recent Publications 

We curate and share abstracts of recent research to broaden the HR community’s access to, and engagement with, the growing body of knowledge. This ensures that our members and their knowledge and practices remain current. It does not imply an endorsement or support of the research and its findings. We ask that you critically evaluate the research and your own perspectives.