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PADM 607: Public Human Resource Management

Search Term Examples

Include government OR "public sector" as a search term.

  • "human resource management"
  • "employment policy"
  • recruitment
  • "human resource planning"
  • motivation
  • performance
  • teamwork
  • "performance evaluation"
  • "performance appraisal"
  • "job analysis"
  • "competency modeling"
  • training
  • "employee development"
  • compensation
  • "public sector"
  • "government agencies"

Sample Research terms
(Include these if you have many peer-reviewed results):

  • Best practices
  • Evidence-based
  • Empirical
  • Longitudinal

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Is it a Refereed Article?

Refereed, scholarly, and peer-reviewed are often used interchangeably to mean credible sources rigorously reviewed before publication. These short videos will help you determine (1) whether the publication itself is scholarly; and (2) the type of scholarly article in that publication.

Related Guides

Given the variety of organizational structures of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, you may find resources listed on other guides to be of help.