February 23, 2018

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.

Also note: The date has been changed to Friday, February 23, 2018

Positive HR: A Conceptual Framework to Positively Reinvent HR

Talk description:
The art and science of people management continue to evolve both in theory and in practice. From the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, people management have been known under different names such as Welfare Management to Labor and Industrial Relations Management to Personnel Management to Human Resources Management and most recently, as Human Capital Management to respond to the ever-evolving role of people management in organizations and societies.

However, the traditional roles that HR play are experiencing new challenges to make itself relevant in the new world of work. And with the advent of globalization and advances in technology, management science, psychology, and sociology, the world of work (i.e., the Work, the Worker, and the Workplace) have also changed. Therefore, HR needs to go to its next stage of evolution and positively reinvent itself through the application of positive psychology principles and methods to HR’s traditional roles.

This Talk aims to propose a conceptual framework for the establishment of another domain of Positive Organizational Scholarship/Behavior called “Positive Human Resources Management” or “Positive HR” or “HR+” to respond to this change imperative. Positive HR can be used as a strategic tool to help build more strengths-based workplaces that maximize the human potential and help create more Positive Organizations and Institutions in the world.

Jun Kabigting is the representative director and president of HR Central K.K. and an adjunct professor with Temple University Japan Campus and GLOBIS Management School. He is the Founding Chief Community Officer of The Japan HR Society (JHRS) and also serves as the Managing Editor of The HR Agenda – Japan’s first & only bilingual HR magazine. He has more than 25 years of experience across the entire HR value chain of recruit, retain and development. He passionately believes in advancing the HR profession through continuing HR education, knowledge sharing, and use of HR best practices.

He holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines, a Certificate in HR Studies from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor and Relations and an accredited Harrison Assessments (HA) consultant and solutions provider in Japan. He has been a frequent speaker/resource person in various domestic and international HR conferences in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and USA.

His primary research interest lies on the paradoxical nature of human traits—arguably the basic building blocks of one’s strengths and talents—and how such seemingly contradictory relationships can be used to enhance the human potential to achieve breakthroughs in organizational performance and create a “strengths-based workplace.”

Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.

Learn more about the Adderley Positive Research Incubator here and direct questions about individual sessions to Amy Young at baldwin@umich.edu.