Law and Business

Centre for Sustainable Human Resource Management and Wellbeing

Formally launched in 2015, the Centre for Sustainable Human Resource Management (HRM) and Wellbeing resides within the Peter Faber Business School at the Faculty of Law and Business, Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Sustainable HRM represents an attempt to grapple with the relationship between HRM practices and outcomes beyond predominantly economic and financial outcomes. Sustainable HRM requires an extended number of metrics, including community well-being, quality of life and employee well-being (the notion of job satisfaction or ‘happiness in the workplace’).

Employee well-being is an important outcome of Sustainable HRM. Lately, well-being has occupied a central role not only in the popular press but also in the statistical and policy agenda of many countries of the world. Historically and in relative terms, most of the efforts to provide better measures of well-being have been confined to academic and policy circles, while the corporate sector has arguably been less involved in this discussion. Unsurprisingly, however, there is clear evidence that interests are changing.

Members of the Centre explore scholarly themes in the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour domain through the lens of cultural, social, psychological and ethical enquiry. Closely aligned with ACU’s mission in the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good, the Centre and its members contribute through world-leading research. Our work in recent years has featured in Journal of Management, Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Relations, and elsewhere.

Meet our team