SHRM Foundation Research 7/30/2014 Permissions Bridging Communication Gaps in HR by Mapping Constructs and Findings Funded: June 2014 Expected Completion: July 2016 Frank A. Bosco, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Krista L. Uggerslev, Ph.D., Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Piers Steel, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Sven Kepes, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Michael A. McDaniel, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, and N. Sriram, Ph.D., Implisci.com Abstract The proposed research represents a giant leap for narrowing the scientist-practitioner gap by linking a database of more than one million HRM research findings to a hierarchical taxonomy of constructs. Through three primary studies using Q-sort methods and factor-analytic analytic techniques, we propose the development of a user interface designed specifically for practitioners that seeks to strike at the heart of the gap: automated empirical summaries that link the practitioner and academic parlance. In addition, we propose to expand an ongoing HRM research curation effort from 1 million to 1.2 million categorized findings by the end of the two-year period. View the full list of SHRM Foundation funded research. Permissions TOP PICKS: TALENT MANAGEMENT SHRM's Talent Management Conference April 18-20, Orlando, FL SHRM’s premiere conference for recruiters and talent managers. Register before Feb. 26 and save. SHRM Enterprise Solutions Create a brand to attract veterans and minority candidates. Creating a Talent Acquisition Strategy Virtual Seminar: Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies. Express Request: Effective Interviewing Get resources to help improve your screening process. Webcast: Using Assessment Results to Drive Talent Strategy Dr. Lilly Lin on using analytics and assessments to supercharge your talent strategy. Jan. 21, 2 p.m. ET Talent Acquisition/Talent Management Free e-newsletter from SHRM covering all aspects of recruiting and managing talent. Vendor Directory: Recruitment Find consultants and companies that can help with your recruiting needs. Social Media Recruitment From the SHRMStore. Successfully integrate social media into recruitment strategy. Webcast: Top 5 Soft Skills Chris Osborn on skills that predict employee, leadership and organizational success. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. ET Swipe for more!