Qualifications & Memberships
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.
- Hegarty T., Wright S., Lord B. and Wordsworth R. (2021) The glass scaffold: How women in construction respond to industry conditions. Kent, United Kingdom: Gender Work and Organization Conference, 30 Jun-2 Jul 2021.
- Wordsworth R. and Nilakant V. (2021) Unexpected change: Career transitions following a significant extra-organizational shock. Journal of Vocational Behavior 127 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2021.103555.
- Wordsworth R., Hall CM., Prayag G. and Malinen S. (2021) Critical Perspectives On Disaster And Crisis Research: Revealing And Responding To Vulnerability. In Hill A; McKenny A; O'Kane P; Paroutis S (Ed.), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management: 75-97. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-838720210000013008.
- 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 Proceedings of the 2020 The International Conference of the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.