Brigitte Kroon Phd. is assistant professor and director of education of Human Resource Studies (Bsc) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
“In my first job after graduation as an I-O psychologist in 1994, I experienced how line managers were struggling with employee related questions and how executive managers were sensitive to doubtful advice provided by expensive consultants. I started wondering how the things I learned in university about participation, motivation and employee development could be translated into practice more effectively. When I followed my hopes for more analytical depth in my work and found employment in Tilburg University in 2004, I sometimes found myself wondering why some of the great research performed by colleagues did not find its way to organizational practice. This experience cumulated in a dream to increase the awareness of evidence based human resource management in as many people as possible: students, managers and scholars. I hope this book will contribute to improved decision making about people related issues in organizations.”