Dr Helen Sitlington
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By appointment at either Joondalup or Mt Lawley campus and prior to scheduled classes.
- MAN5258 - Strategic Human Resource Management;
- MAN5710 - Employment Relations;
- MAN3350 - International and Comparative Industrial Relations; and
- HRM/ER, MAN3453 - Workplace practicum.
Helen began her academic career in 2001 as a sessional lecturer in Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) and commenced teaching part time at ECU in 2006, in the fields of SHRM and Employment Relations. In 2008 she completed her PhD, investigating the impact of downsizing on organisational knowledge and informal networks in organizations. She is a member of the WA State Council for the Australian Human Resource Institute and is the current Vice President for Professional Development.
Helen has held senior positions in the state public sector over the past 20 years, including Assistant Commission Workplace Agreements and Director Human Resources with the Department for Community Development/Child Protection. She continues to work extensively with the public sector undertaking consulting projects in all aspects of people management and engagement, strategic planning, organisational design and restructuring, as well as undertaking workplace investigations, reviews, conciliation and mediation.
- PhD Curtin;
- MBA ECowan;
- Grad Dip Mgt ECowan;
- BSc Melb;
- Practitioners Certificate in Mediation and Conciliation.
- Australian Human Resource Institute - Fellow;
- Industrial Relations Society;
- Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Awards and recognition
- 2012 - Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, Highly Commended Paper: "Do downsizing decisions affect organisational knowledge and performance?" published in Management Decision.
- 2012 - ECU Teaching and Learning Grant, ‘Building Consensus on a syllabus for Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): A Delphi Study. (H Sitlington, Associate Investigator).
Helen’s current research projects include an examination of employee turnover in the "Fly-in fly-out" (FIFO) mining sector and investigation of SHRM curriculum design and delivery in tertiary organisations. She currently supervises a number of Higher Degree by Research students undertaking HRM research projects in the areas of knowledge management and the role of line managers in HRM/organisational outcomes.
Research areas and interests
- FIFO Turnover;
- SHRM curriculum design and delivery; and
- Management of organisational knowledge and informal networks.
Recent research grants
- 2012 - ECU FBL Strategic Grant, ‘Labour turnover in the fly-in, fly-out (FIFO)mining industry in Western Australia’. (H Sitlington, Associate Investigator).
- Sitlington, H. (2012). Knowledge sharing: implications for downsizing and restructuring outcomes in Australian organisations, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 50 (1), 110–127.
- Sitlington, H. & Marshall, V. (2011). Do downsizing decisions affect organisational knowledge and performance? Management Decision, 49(1), 116-129.
- Sitlington, H. & Marshall, V. (2011). Knowledge Sharing: Implications for Downsizing and Restructuring Outcomes. 10th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management Conference, Malaysia February 2011.
- Sitlington, H. & Marshall, V. (2010). Impact of downsizing and restructuring decisions and processes on organisational knowledge and organisational effectiveness: Implications for perceived success. 23rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference.
- Sitlington, H. & Marshall, V. (2009). Impact of knowledge sharing and retention of knowledge on organisational effectiveness: Implications for downsizing and restructuring European Academy of Management Conference Liverpool UK May 2009.