Meet the Authors
Carol T. Kulik (she/her) is a Bradley Distinguished Professor at the University of South Australia, UniSA Business, Australia. Her research focuses on motivating organizations to become gender equality frontrunners, engaging mature-age workers, and empowering employees to negotiate better working arrangements in the next normal.
Carol explains why her research focuses on people management and shares her aspirations for better workplaces worldwide.
Elissa describes her commitment to narrowing the research-practice gap and explains how she engages with practitioners.
Elissa L. Perry (she/her) is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, where she teaches students and executives how to apply research methods and evidence-based management in practice. Her main interest is in applying an evidence-based approach to the practice of diversity management and the creation of inclusive workplaces.
Want to learn more about Carol and Elissa’s research on evidence-based people management? This playlist features some of their favorite publications on topics covered in Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager. If you’d like to take a deeper dive, see the links to their ResearchGate pages above.
In the Spotlight
Perry, E. L., Block, C. J., & Noumair, D. A. (2021). Leading in: Inclusive leadership, inclusive climates and sexual harassment. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 40(4), 430-447. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-04-2019-0120
Metz, I., Brown, M., Cregan, C., & Kulik, C. T. (2014). Toxin handling and well-being: The case of the human resource manager. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23, 248-262.
Kulik, C. T., Cregan, C., Metz, I., & Brown, M. (2009). HR managers as toxin handlers: The buffering effect of formalizing toxin handling responsibilities. Human Resource Management, 48, 695-716.
Kulik, C. T., & Perry, E. L. (2008). When less is more: The effect of devolution on HR’s strategic role and construed image. Human Resource Management, 47, 541-558.
Perry, E. L., & Kulik, C. T. (2008). The devolution of HR to the line: Implications for perceptions of people management effectiveness. International Journal of Human Resources, 19, 262-273.
Manager - Employee Relationships
Chiu, C.-Y., Howard, M., Lopes, E., Kulik, C. T., & Tuckey, M. R. (2023). Put your own “oxygen mask” on first: A behavioral typology of leaders' self-care. Human Resource Management, in press, 1-21.
Metz, I., Kulik, C. T., Cregan, C., & Brown, M. (2017). The manager as employer agent: The role of manager personality and organizational context in psychological contracts. Personnel Review, 46, 136-153.
Kulik, C. T., Perera, S., & Cregan, C. (2016). Engage me: The mature-age worker and stereotype threat. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2132-2156.
Metz, I., Kulik, C. T., Brown, M., & Cregan, C. (2012). Changes in psychological contracts during the global financial crisis: The manager's perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23, 4359-4379.
Weiss, D., & Perry, E. L. (2020). Implications of generational and age metastereotypes for older adults at work: The role of agency, stereotype threat, and job search self-efficacy. Work, Aging and Retirement, 6(1), 15-27.
Hemphill, E., & Kulik, C. T. (2019). Staying in the race: Counselor visits and job search confidence among people with disabilities. Journal of Employment Counseling, 56, 127-140.
Hemphill, E., & Kulik, C. T. (2016). Help wanted: People with disabilities and recruitment advertising. Journal of Employment Counseling, 53, 71-85.
Goldberg, C. B., Perry, E. L., & Finkelstein, L. M. & Shull, A. (2013). Antecedents and outcomes of targeting older applicants in recruitment. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(3), 265-278.
Hiring and Onboarding
Tharenou, P., & Kulik, C. T. (2020). Skilled migrants employed in developed, mature economies: From newcomers to organizational insiders. Journal of Management, 46, 1156-1181.
Perry, E. L., Golom, F. D., Catenacci, L., Ingraham, M. E., Covais, E. M., & Molina, J. J. (2016). Talkin 'bout your generation: The impact of applicant age and generation on hiring-related perceptions and outcome. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(2), 186-199.
Training a Diverse Workforce
Bainbridge, H. T. J., Perry, E. L., & Kulik, C. T. (2018). Sexual harassment training: Explaining differences in Australian and US approaches. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56, 124-127.
Perry, E. L., Kulik, C. T., & Bustamante, J. (2012). Factors impacting the knowing-doing gap in sexual harassment training. Human Resource Development International, 15(5), 589-608.
Perry, E. L., Kulik, C. T., Bustamante, J., & Golom, F. D. (2010). The impact of reason for training on the relationship between "Best Practices" and sexual harassment training effectiveness. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 21(2), 187-208.
Perry, E. L., Kulik, C. T., & Field, M. P. (2009). Sexual harassment training: Recommendations to address gaps between the practitioner and research literatures. Human Resource Management, 48(5), 817-837.
Kulik, C. T., Pepper, M. B., Roberson, L., & Parker, S. K. (2007). The rich get richer: Predicting participation in voluntary diversity training. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 753-769.
Turnover and Retention
Brown, M., Cregan, C., Kulik, C. T., & Metz, I. (2022). Managing voluntary collective turnover: The impact of a cynical workplace climate. Personnel Review, 51, 715-730.
Cregan, C., Kulik, C. T., Johnston, S., & Bartram, T. (2021). The influence of calculative ("hard") and collaborative ("soft") HRM on the layoff-performance relationship in high performance workplace systems. Human Resource Management Journal, 31, 202-224.
Ali, M., Metz, I., & Kulik, C. T. (2015). Retaining a diverse workforce: The impact of gender-focused human resource management. Human Resource Management Journal, 25, 580-599.
Halvorsen, B., Treuren, G. J. M., & Kulik, C. T. (2015). Job embeddedness among migrants: Fit and links without sacrifice. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26, 1298-1317.
Kulik, C. T., Rae, B., Sardeshmukh, S. R., & Perera, S. (2015). Can we still be friends? The role of exit conversations in facilitating post-exit relationships. Human Resource Management, 54, 893-912.
Perera, S., Sardeshmukh, S. R., & Kulik, C. T. (2015). In or out: Job exits of older workers. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53, 4-21.
Perry, E. L., Block, C. J., & Noumair, D. A. (2021). Leading in: Inclusive leadership, inclusive climates and sexual harassment. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 40(4), 430-447.
Li, Y., Perera, S., Kulik, C. T., & Metz, I. (2019). Inclusion climate: A multilevel investigation of its antecedents and consequences. Human Resource Management, 58, 353-369.
Kulik, C. T. (2014). Working below and above the line: The research-practice gap in diversity management. Human Resource Management Journal, 24, 129-144.
Metz, I., & Kulik, C. T. (2008). Making public organizations more inclusive: A case study of the Victoria Police Force. Human Resource Management, 47, 369-387.
Gender Pay Gaps
Yanadori, Y., Kulik, C. T., & Gould, J. A. (2021). Who pays the penalty? Implications of gender pay disparities within TMTs for firm performance. Human Resource Management, 60, 681-699.
Yanadori, Y., Gould, J. A., & Kulik, C. T. (2018). A fair go? The gender pay gap among corporate executives in Australian firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29, 1636-1660.
Flexible Work Practices
Kalysh, K., Kulik, C. T., & Perera, S. (2016). Help or hindrance? Work-life practices and women in management. Leadership Quarterly, 27, 504-518.
Ali, M., Metz, I., & Kulik, C. T. (2015). The impact of work-family programs on the relationship between gender diversity and performance. Human Resource Management, 54, 553-576.