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Business School recognised as leader in technology and talent management

02 Jan 2014

The University of Sydney Business School has offered its expertise in human resource management to HR practitioners around the world via a technology toolkit developed by the British based firm HRZone.

The toolkit is an online practitioner guide to contemporary thinking in HR technology written by global leaders in the field. Amongst other things, it explores the use of technology and software, including social media platforms, in the HR department.

Dr Kristine Dery, a Senior Lecturer in the Business School's Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, was invited by HRZone to contribute the results of her research on social media and recruitment to the toolkit.

"Together with Professor David Grant and Professor Richard Hall, I have been researching the role of technology in HR practices for the past eight years," Dr Dery said. "For HRZone, I wrote a summary of my latest thinking on digital disruption in graduate recruitment based on work undertaken with honours student, Stephanie Gaveston.

"This work examines how the organisation uses social media to engage students in an experiential process designed to provide authentic insights and opportunities to build networks. The findings provide insights for HR professionals in using social media to enhance and support the graduate recruitment process to get better outcomes, said Dr Dery.

"HRZone is an online HR publication and community of 45,000 HR professionals," said the Editor of, Jamie Lawrence. "Our aim is to help make the lives of HR professionals easier and give them the tools and information they need to work effectively in today's business environment and the future workplace."

"We are increasingly working with the academic sector to deliver content to our members based on the latest HR research," Mr Lawrence said. "The toolkit contains a mix of theoretical and practical insight to both inform readers and give them advice on how they can apply the theory to their own organisations."

Dr Dery said that the toolkit would help position the University of Sydney Business School as a leader in HR technology and talent management.

Other contributors to the toolkit include Professor Carole Tansley, Dr Emma Parry of Britain's Cranfield School of Management; Dr Richard D Johnson of the University at Albany; Dr Huub Ru¿¿l of the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and Professor Barbara Imperatori of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

The HRZone toolkit can be found at