Russell Wordsworth

Dean International (on sabbatical)Russell Wordsworth

MGMT228 Course Coordinator
Meremere 231
Internal Phone: 93710

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I completed my PhD in Management at the University of Canterbury. My PhD thesis examined employee turnover decision making in a post-crisis context. My core research interests center on employee turnover and retention, both from the perspective of identifying the factors that drive turnover and on understanding the decision processes involved in leaving and staying. Other areas of research interest include ethics in human resource management; employee recruitment and selection; and careers related research. At present I am particularly interested in understanding the processes involved in career transitions from self-employment to organisational employment. I am also coordinating an international study examining the role of the human resource function in promoting ethical behaviour in organisations in South Africa, New Zealand and China.

Recent Publications

  • Vas C., Wordsworth R., Nilakant V. and Balzarova M. (2020) Digital Resilience for Directors. Boardroom 2020(February/March): 30-32. [Magazine article].
  • Wordsworth R.. (2020) Lego Blocks - A Foundation for Effective Group Work. In.
  • Little A., Wordsworth R. and Malinen S. (2019) The influence of organisational factors on employee participation in workplace exercise initiatives. Melbourne: 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology, 18-21 Jul 2019.
  • Little A., Wordsworth R. and Malinen S. (2019) Workplace Exercise Programmes - How organizational factors influence employee participation. Development and Learning in Organizations In press http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/DLO-10-2019-0252.
  • Woodford S., Malinen S. and Wordsworth R. (2019) Body art and its impact on employment selection decisions: Is there a bias towards candidates with visible tattoos? Turin, Italy: 19th European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, 29 May-1 Jun 2019.