Durham: IN-PERSON Bringing evidence-based HR Management to Organizations

Date and Time

Starts:03/21/2023 7:30 AM

Ends:03/21/2023 10:15 AM

Registration Closes:03/22/2023 1:00 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

2 hours Hour(s)

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility 2700 Audley Rd Ajax, ON

Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Faciltiy


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Additional Information

A voluntary survey on a topic of interest to HR managers will be available for participants to complete prior to the presentation. Survey participants can also receive a copy of the survey results if they are interested.

Event Sponsor

Organizational decision-makers and HR practitioners are increasingly being required to provide evidence to support their decisions. This trend has excited HR researchers who historically have lamented the absence of research evidence to support HR practices.  As a result, the term evidence-based management has emerged to support effective decision-making by integrating critical thinking with the best available evidence. This presentation will define evidence and the different aspects of information that constitute it. Case examples of the effective use of evidence in HR will focus on hiring, training, and organizational change. It will identify the pros and cons of using evidence in HR decision-making as well as the optimal conditions for this approach. A step-by-step guide for effectively using evidence in HR practices will be provided as well as resources to support finding evidence.

At the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • Understand what evidence is and the different types of information that constitute evidence.
  • Understand the key considerations in order to make effective evidence-based HR decisions.
  • Know the primary sources of evidence and how to access them.


7:30AM Registration & Breakfast

Buffet 8:00AM Introductions

8:05AM Speaker Presentation

10:00AM Q&A and Closing Remarks

10:15AM Event Concludes

Registration Closes: March 15, 2023 8:00 AM

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon at rlauzon@hrpa.ca

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Speaker bio(s)
Peter Hausdorf

Dr. Peter Hausdorf is a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph. He has over 30 years of consulting, research and HR experience in Canadian and U.S. organizations. Peter considers himself to be a researcher-practitioner who understands practice and the potential of research to solve organizational problems.